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STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERES 

VOL. xxxvn 



VOL. Vm OF CALENDAR OF WILLS 



DOCUMENTS 

RELATING TO THE 

COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY AND 
POST-REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY 

OF THE 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES— VOL. XXXVH 



CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS, Etc. 

VOLUME VIII— 1791-1795 



Edited and Indexed By 

ELMER T. HUTCHINSON 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 
NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



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THIS VOLUME was prepared and 
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Calendar of New Jersey Wills 



1791, Feb. 1. Aaronson, Benjamin, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Hope Aaronson. Fellowbondsman — John Fowell; 
both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 185. 

1791. Feb. 10. Inventory, £4'53.16.0; made by Lawrence Minor 
and Nathan Rockhill. File 11367C. 

1792, Feb. 29. Aaronson, Joseph, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Aaronson. Fellowbondsman — Jacob WoV 
cott; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 403. 

1792, Feb. 10. Renunciation by Achsah Vandegrifte, late widow 
of Joseph Aaronson. 

1792, Mar. 13. Inventory, £8.7.9, made by Joseph Talman and 
John Ivins. File 11418C. 

1794, Feb. 11. Aaronson, William, Benjamin and Joseph, of Bur- 
lington Co. Wards, sons of Joseph Aaronson, of said Co., dec'd. 
(Children under 14.) Guardian — Ezra Black. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Aaronson; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 480; File 11527C. 

1790, May 25. Abbott, John, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. To Anne Hall (daughter of Edward Morris), £50. 
Nephew, Samuel Abbott, remainder of estate, real and personal. 
Executor — Samuel Abbott. Witnesses — Alexander McGowen, Cor- 
nelius Bowne and Joseph M. Lawrie. Proved Dec. 15, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 208; File 11571C. 

1792, Dec. 28. Abbott, William, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Catharine, 1 large pine chest 
marked W. A. on the front, with contents and cash in house; also, 
2 cows, 6 sheep, 4 hogs, 1 brown horse, choice of furniture and pro- 
visions in house with full possession of plantation during her life. 
Son, Isaac, large brown horse; son, William, breeding mare called 
Tamerlane, when 21. Youngest daughter, Rebekah Abbott, one 
feather bed and £30, when 18. Daughters, Sarah, Catharine and 
Rebekah Abbott, proceeds from sale of remainder of movables and 
live stock. Sons, John, Isaac and William, plantation divided be- 
tween them, after wife's decease, and when youngest son, William, 
is 21. Wife and the 3 sons, equal share in fishery claim called the 
Dutch Fishery. Executors — eldest son, John, and son Isaac, and 
friend, John Prall, Sr. Witnesses — Robert Laning, Robert Laning, 
Jr., Michael Higgins. Proved Mar. 1, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 302. 

1793, Feb. 22. Inventory, £161.2.9; made by John Prall and 
Michael Higgins. File 1623J. 

1793, Sept. 26. Abbott, William, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Samuel Abbott and James HoUoway. Fellow- 
bondsman — Nathan Middleton; all of said Co. Witness — James 
Kinny, Jr. Lib. 33, p. 51. 



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1793, Sept. 23. Inventory, £1,198.8.6; made by Nathan Middleton, 
John Watson and Marmaduke Watson, Jr. File 11478C. 

1795, Mar. 26. Abertson, Mary, late Mary Thackery, of Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — William Abertson. Fellowbondsman — David 
Henry; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 302; File 191BH. 

1791, Dec. 12. Abraham, George, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Brother, John Abraham, all real and personal; sole heir and 
Executor. Witnesses — Thomas Ewing, Daniel Johnes, John Cham- 
berlain. Proved June 6, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 375; File 11419C. 

1793, Aug. 7. Acker, William, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Ann Acker. Fellowbondsman — John Lequear; both of Amwell Twsp., 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 313. 

1793, July 29. Inventory, £227.1.2, made by John Gregg, John 
Lequear and Jno. Lambert. 

1794, Apr. 7. Account by Ann Acker, Adm'x. File 1624J. 

1788, June 25. Ackerman, Abraham, L, of Paramus, Franklin 
Twsp., Bergen Co. ; will of. Wife, Bregie, use of most westerly room 
of my dwelling house, and to be provided for and supported by my 
son, Petrus, during her widowhood; also £50, to be paid her 1 year 
after my decease. Only son, Petrus, all my real estate, and place 
wherein I now dwell devised to me by my father, Johannes Acker- 
man, it being bounded, southerly by land of Garret I. Hopper, west- 
erly by Anne De Visme and William and David Ackerm.an, northerly 
by land now belonging to Andrew A. Hopper, and easterly by Saddle 
River. Daughter, Maria (wife of Peter Bogert) £25, to be paid by 
son, Petrus; also my negro wench named Yaam. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth (wife of Andrew Hopper) £25, to be paid by son, Petrus, 
and £20, to be paid by daughter, Maria. Son, Petrus, my farm 
utensils, and wearing apparel. Daughters, Maria and Elizabeth, 
each V2 of monies on hand, and all my credits, such as bonds, 
notes and accounts. To Rachel, Margaret and Marie Blauvelt, 
(daughters of my wife's brother, David Blauvelt) my wife's 
wearing apparel, which she had at time of our intermarriage, to be 
divided between them, after my wife's decease. Residue of estate, 
including my negro man, named, Joe, to be equally divided between 
my 3 children. Executoz's — son, Petrus, and son-in-law, Andrew Hop- 
per. Witnesses — Albert R. Westervelt, Anne Westervelt, Abr. 
Westervelt. 

1790, May 3. Codicil. My negro wench, Yaam, and all other slaves 
to be sold and the monies divided between my daughters Maria and 
Elizabeth. Witnesses — Garret Ackerman, Abr. Westervelt. Proved 
Sept. 19, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 524; File 2151B. 

1790, Mar. 10. Ackerman, David, of Kendakamack, Bergen Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret, real and personal while widow; 
also, legacy her mother, Mary Demarest, left her, and her main- 
tenance out of real estate should she marry again. Son, John, £3 as 
his birth right, and V2 real estate after wife's decease. Son, David, 
the other Vz of real estate. Daughters, Mary, Letty and Margaret, 
each £50 when of age. Personal property to be divided between the 



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5 children after wife's decease or marriage. Executors — brother, 
Richard Ackerman, brother-in-law, John P. Durie and son John. Wit- 
nesses — Jacob Hopper, Peter Cole and Richard Cooper. Proved Mar. 
28, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 167. 

1793, Mar. 28. Inventory, £126.1.0; made by Jacob Hopper and 
Dirk Kuyper [Richard Cooper]. File 2224B-2228B. 

1795, Mar. 10. Adams, Abel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Tabitha Adams. Fellowbondsmen — David Nelson and John Cawnian ; 
all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 302; File 1914H. 

1794, Feb. 24. Adams, Jonathan, Sr., of Burlington Twsp. and 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Bathsheba, one cow, and to be provided 
for by son William. Son, Jacob, to sell a certain lot on Second Street, 
Philadelphia (between Walnut and Chestnut Streets), inherited from 
uncle Robert Adams, dec'd; or another lot near the Schuylkill, in said 
City, which by some order of the Proprietors has been laid out in 
lieu of the other lot, because it was not built upon. Sons, Jacob, 
David and Jonathan, Jr., the proceeds from either one of said lots. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Smith (wife of Richard Smith) £5. Son, William, 
remainder and residue of real and personal. Executors — sons, Jacob 
and William. Witnesses — Isaac Pearson Rodman, Thomas Adams, 
Jeremiah Adams. Proved Apr. 28, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 474; File 11568C. 

1783, Mar. 9. Adams, Lazarus, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., school master; will of. Wife, Mary, all real and personal; also 
sole Executrix. Witnesses — Gerusa Kitchin, John Hartpence, John 
Lake. Proved Mar. 20, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 114. 

1794, Jan. 14. Inventory, £62.1.6; made by John Hartpence and 
John Roat. File 1656J. 

1792, Aug. 1. Adams, Samson, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Sister, Violet Adams, best bed, % dozen silver tea spoons, 1 pair 
of silver shoe buckles, V2 dozen china cups and saucers and V2 of 
pewter and Queen's ware. Niece, Hester Adams, other half of pew- 
ter and china. Nephew, Adam Adams, best wearing apparel. Brother, 
Cato Adams, other apparel. Lot at corner of Queen Street and road 
to Isaac Collins, (given me by Mr. Cadwalader), to be sold; V2 of 
proceeds to Overseer of Poor of Trenton; the other half divided be- 
tween, Robin Moxser, mother Suky (Suky Tucker), and Harry Smith. 
To Phillis, (house-keeper), bed and furniture in kitchen and 40 
shillings. Other personal bequests to brother Cato's wife, Sarah, 
Mary Dunbar, Dinah Carry and Mrs. West (wife of John West). 
House and lot on road to Hamlon's mills to be sold; sister, Violet 
Adams, 2/3 of proceeds. The Episcopal Church of Trenton, £3; the 
Presbyterian Church, £3; the Methodist Church, £3. Remainder to 
brother Cato's wife, Sarah, and her daughter, Hester. Executors — 
George Ely and Maskel Ewing. Witnesses — William Robinson, 
Martha Justice and Mildred Priest. Proved Aug. 15, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 226; File r593J. 

1791, May 10. Adams, Samuel, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Bethemy Adams and Robert Blair, Esq., of Bed- 
minster, Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Van Horn, of 
Readingtown, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 378. 



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1791, May 9, Inventory, £163.4.7, made by John Porter and 
Abraham Van Horn. 

1792, Nov. 1. Account by the Adm'rs. File 1538J. 

1794, Aug. 29. Adams, William, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert Adams, blacksmith. Fellowbondsman — 
Henry Dusenbery, merchant, both of said place. 

Lib. 35, p. 139: File 1657J. 

1794, Aug. 20. Aitkinson, James, of Pilesgrove, Saiem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, room in house, a lot of land before the door, one 
horse and one cow, and £6; also, £10 annually. £7 to be paid by son 
Joseph and £3 by daughter Hannah. Son, Joseph, land purchased of 
John Hampton and part of land purchased of Jacob Hampton, to- 
gether with 8 acres of cedar swamp on Haybridge branch; also re- 
mainder of movables. Daughter, Leah Graves, land purchased of 
Samuel Lippincott on south side of my farm and one acre of cedar 
swamp; all during her life, then to her son, James Graves. Daughter, 
Hannah Jess, remainder of tract purchased of Jacob Hampton 
(situate in centre of farm, including dwelling house and barns) and 
one acre of cedar swamp, during her life; then to her son, James Jess, 
or her surviving children in case of his death. Executor — son, Joseph 
Atkinson. Witnesses — Lemmuel Butler, Thomas Davis, William Wal- 
lace. Proved Aug. 27, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 90; File 20471. 

1794, Mar. 19. Albee, Jabish, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Ebenezer Bedunnah and Phebe Bedunnah (formerly wife of Jabish 
Albee). Fellowbondsman — Capt. John Howell; all of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 157; File 835N. 

1794, June 3. Albert, George, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Godfrey Rinehart. Fellowbondsman — Baltus Rinehart; both of 
Tewksbury Twsp., said Co. Lib. 35, p. 139; File 1658J. 

1792, Jan. 26. Allen, Abraham, of Evesham TwsD., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah Allen. Fellowbondsman — Nathan Lippin- 
cott; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 407. 

1791, June 7. Inventory £20.14.9; made by William Venicomb 
and Job Lippincott. Fila 11420C. 

1795, Feb. 18. Allen, David, Sr., of Mannington Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, use and profits of lands until youngest 
son is 21; also 1/3 of personal estate. Sons, Samuel, Jedidiah, David 
and Chamless, all lands to be divided between them (son, Samuel, 
the part with house and buildings). Daughters, Hannah Fogg, Mary 
Bassett, Ann Brown, Rebecca Thompson, Edith Allen and Buelah 
Allen, 2/3 of personal estate to be divided between them, together 
with wife's 1/3 after her decease (what has already been given mar- 
ried daughters to be deducted from their share.) Brother, Jedediah 
Allen and son-in-law, Aaron Fogg, to act as guardians of minor chil- 
dren, should wife die before they are of age. Executors — son-in- 
law, Joseph Bassett, and brother, Jedediah Allen. Witnesses — John 
Craft, John Wistar and Joshua Reeve. Proved June 15, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 309. 
1795, May 14. Inventory, £908.4. 8 1^; also £100 bequeathed to 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 11 

wife, Rebecca Allen, in the hands of John Denn, Executor of Re- 
becca Lowden, dec'd; made by Benjamin Smith and Zadock Street. 

File 20291. 

1792, May 22. Allen, John, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Ann Allen and Isaiah Allen. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Newbold; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 404. 

1792, June 2. Inventory, £1,068.10.1; made by Cleayton New- 
bold and Joshua Shreve. File 11421C. 

1792, July 12. Allen, John, of Dover, Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r 
— James Allen, of said place. Fellowbondsman — John Meirs, of 
Shrewsbury, said Co. Lib. 34, p. 344; File 66'53-6654M. 

1790, Oct. 4. Allen, Joseph, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Abigail, to be provided for per agreement entered into by us with 
Joseph Wade. Son, David, 5 shillings. Daughters, Sarah Ruckman 
and Martha Doty, 5 shillings; all above what they have already re- 
ceived. Sons, Gideon and Henry, all my lands to be equally divided 
between them; they to pay my son, Peter, 25 shillings a years for 
20 years. Son, William, £25. Grandson, Aaron Decamp, £16. Son, 
Philip, residue of moveable estate; he to pay son, Peter, £25. Execu- 
tors — sons, Gideon, Henry and Philip. Witnesses — Dibory Clark, 
Elizabeth Pierson, David Smalley. Proved Dec. 9, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 103. 

1792, Nov. 13. Inventory, £310.16.6; made by David Smalley and 

Jeremiah Drake. File 894R. 

1791, Jan. 13. Allen, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, use of house and lots of land and movable estate 
while widow; should she marry, £50. Sons, Joseph and Jedidiah, 
house and lots of land, after marriage or death of wife; also re- 
mainder of movables. Daughter, Meriam, £80 (to be paid by sons). 
Executors — son, Joseph, and friend, James Lafetra, Jr. Witnesses 
— Peter Wolcott, Manuel Pearce, Samuel Lafetra. Proved Apr. 29, 
1795. Lib. 33, p. 511. 

1794, Mar. 28. Inventory, £158.7.7; made by Timothy Corlis and 
George Corlis. File 7187-7191M. 

1785, Sept. 17. Allen, Mary, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Eldest son, Gabriel Allen, 7 shillings, 6 pence. 
To four younger sons (not named), 7 shillings 6 pence each. Eldest 
daughter, Lydia Middleton, £50. Youngest daughter, Mary Steward, 
£100; also riding horse and silk gown. Wearing apparel and residue 
divided between five daughters, i.e., Lydia Middleton, Abigail Taylor, 
Hannah Middleton, Patience White and Mary Steward. Executors — 
sons-in-law, Nathan Middleton and Jacob Middleton. Witnesses — 
Benjamin Linton, John Lippincott and Nathan Robbins. Proved 
June 3, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 239. 

1795, June 1. Inventory, £475.6.11%; made by Daniel Hendrick- 
son and Samuel Middleton. File 11573C. 

1791, May 9. Allen, Nancy and Hannah, of Shrewsbury, Mon- 
mouth Co. Wards. Daughters of Ebenezer Allen, of said Co., dec'd; 



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they petition that William Hartshorne, of Middletown, said Co., be 
made their Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Richard Davis; both of said 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 414; File 6463-6466M. 

1794, May 23. Allen, Robert, of Bedminster, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Catharine, dutch cupboard, bed and bedding. Daugh- 
ter, Hannah (wife of Watson Craig), one set of curtains. Grand- 
daughter, Sarah (daughter of son John), £3. Youngest sons, Jeremiah 
and Samuel, 1/3 of 3/5 of corn; they to be bound out to learn 
trades. Other real and personal property to be sold. To 3 youngest 
sons, James, Jeremiah and Samuel, 2/3 of proceeds divided between 
them, when of age. To 3 youngest daughters, Catharine, Sarah and 
Hannah, 1/3, divided between them when of age. Executors — 
friends, Capt. William Logan and Aaron Van Doren. V/itnesses — 
Robert Blair, John Smiley, Robert Chapman. Proved July 4, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 435. 

1794, June 13. Inventory, £209.15.6; made by Robert Blair and 
John Bryan. File 932R. 

1792, Feb. 18. Allen, Samuel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jacob Allen. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Allen; both of said Co. 

1792, Feb. 15. Henry and David Allen, (sons of Samuel, dec'd), 
make request that Jacob Allen be appointed Adm'r. Lib. 34, p. 312. 

Inventory, £25.4.0; in cash; made by Job Parker and 

Henry D'Camp. File 7945-7948L. 

1795, Sept. 4. Allen, Thomas, of New Hanover Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Adm'r— Joseph Shinn. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Piatt; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 252. 

1795, Sept. 11. Inventory, £439.2; made by Thomas Piatt and 
Samuel Wright. File 11572C. 

1792, Feb. 2. Allen, William, of Gloucester Co., tanner and cur- 
rier; will of. Nephew, Nathan Allen, (son of brother Abraham), my 
chest and wearing apparel; also (when 21) house and lot near Shinn 
Town, Evesham Twsp., together with rents thereof, when 15. Nieces, 
Mary and Gartrew Allen (under 18), the property bequeathed to 
their brother Nathan, should he die before 21; also the rents until 
he is 15. The two nieces, the residue, when 18. Executor — brother- 
in-law, Nathan Lippincott. Witnesses — Abel Clement, William Zane, 
George Sparks. Proved Feb. 20, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 432. 

1792, Feb. 20. Inventory, £60.13.3 V^ ; made by Abel Clement and 
William Zane. File 1794H. 

1791, Sept. 7. Allen, Zachariah, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 

Robert Ross, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Robert Ross, Sr. ; both of said 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 464. 

1791, Sept. 15. Inventory, £125.6.0; made by James Manning and 
Robert Ross. File 7687-7692L. 

1792, Apr. 19. Aller, Peter, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Aller. Fellowbondsman — Herbert Hummer, Sr.; both of 
Amwell Twsp., said Co. Lib. 34, p. 205. 



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1792, Apr. 17. Inventory, £569.4.5; made by Charles Reading 
and Isaac Gray. 

1793, Aug. 7. Account by Elizabeth Aller, Adm'x. File 15 94 J. 

1795, Dec. 1. Ailing, John, Sr., of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife (name not given), book accounts. Son, John, 10 acres adjoin- 
ing Josiah Beach, purchased by testator's father. Sons, Stephen and 
Prudden, remainder of above tract and meadow at Tomkin's Point. 
Daughters, Matilda and Abby, swamp lot and orchard, and land at 
Great Swamp. Daughter, Abby, negro boy and £14, to be paid by 
each of the 3 sons when of age. Negro wench, Sail, her freedom. 
Sons to pay debts. Executors — Prudden Ailing, Sr., and David 
Ailing. Witnesses — Aaron Ogden, Uzal Johnson, John Burnet. 
Proved Dec. 21, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 488. 

1795, Dec. 21. Inventory, £108.16.8; made by John Baldwin and 
Abiel Canfield. File 8120-8127G. 

1784, Dec. 30. Allison, Samuel, Sr., of Waterford, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Martha, £200, and all furniture she brought with her 
in right of dower; also interest and profits from estate until chil- 
dren's legacies become payable. Sons, William, David, James and 
Samuel, £500 each. Daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Sibyl and Margaret, 
£300 each. Real estate to be sold to pay children's legacies when of 
age, or to be divided between them; the boys' when 21, and the girls' 
at 18. Recommends, poor brother, Joseph, to kindness and care of 
wife and son, William. Father and brother to be guardians of chil- 
dren. Executors — wife, Martha, father [not named], brother, David, 
son, William, and Amos Cooper. Witnesses — Joshua Lippincott, 
Joseph Thornton, Jonathan Quicksall. 

1787, Aug. 8. Codicil. Another child has been born, named John 
Cooper Allison; legacies to children altered, i.e., sons, £400 each, 
and daughters, £200 each. Witnesses — Nathaniel Lippincott, John 
Haines, Thomas Stokes. Proved June 21, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 203. 

1791, July 26. Inventory, £1,554.14.1, made by Thomas Stokes, 
James Sloan. File 1756H. 

1791, Aug. 4. Allward, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Allward. Fellowbondsman — James Eddy; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 464. 

1791, Aug. 24. Inventory, £6.11.1, made by Thomas Freeman and 
Timothy Bloomfield. File 7693-7696L. 

1795, Apr. 4. Amermen, John, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
Paul Amerman, of said Co. Said ward being out of the Wardship 
of John Der, Guardian in Soccage, and having estate real and per- 
sonal; makes choice of Paul Amerman. Guardian — Paul Amerman. 
Fellowbondsman — Albert Amerman; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 542; File 968R. 

1791, Sept. 29. Anderson, Cornelius, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. To William Larison, my gun and powder horn. 
To my sister, Fransinah Larison, £120. Sister, Zilphy Waters, £100. 
Sister, Thisby Britton, £30. To my brother's son, Andrew Ander- 
son, £20. Nephews, Reuben Anderson, £20; and Amos Anderson, 
£20. To my brother's daughter, Pernelia Palmer, £10. To my sister 
Catharine's daughter, Sarah Hudnot, my feather bed, etc. Residue 



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of estate equally divided between my 3 sisters, i.e., Thisby Britton, 
Zilphy Waters and Fransinah Larison. Executors — my two brothers- 
in-law, Daniel Drake and William Larison. Witnesses — Nehemiah 
Sexton, Asa Hart, Neille McGill. Proved Oct. 12, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 329. 

1791, Oct. 17. Inventory, £462.10.8; made by Nehemiah Sexton 
and John Larison. 

1793, Apr. 20. Account by Dan'l Drake and William Larison. 

File 1529J. 

1792, Aug. 23. Anderson, Elizabeth, Sarah and Lucy, of Sussex 
Co. Wards. Children of John Anderson, of Hardwickj said Co., de- 
ceased. Guardian — Francis Glover. Fellowbondsman — Mark Thom- 
son; both of Hardwick, said Co. Witnesses — S. Sitgreaves and Thos. 
Anderson. Lib. 34, p. 172; File 5168. 

1793, Sept. 12. Anderson, Isaac, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Elizabeth Anderson. Fellowbondsman — Mark Baldwin; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 99. 

1793, Sept. 2. Inventory, £76.15.11%; made by John Stone and 
Mark Baldwin. File 1839H. 

1791, Sept. 5. Anderson, John, Sr., of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r— J^ohn Anderson, Jr., of Oxford. Fellowbondsman — William 
Kerry, of Newton, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 46. 

1791, Sept. 6. Inventory, £102.7.10; made by Garrett Abertson 
and Levi Howell. File 495S. 

1795, Dec. 1. Anderson, William A., of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Hannah W. Anderson and Jonathan Willis. Fellowbondsmen — 
Holloway W. Hunt and John Johnson; all of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 135; File 615S. 

1793, May 21. Andrews, [Andress] Jacob, of Greenwich, Sussex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rachel, possession of real and personal 
estate while widow for use of educating 3 youngest children. 3rd 
son, Philip and 4th son, Christian, 300 acre plantation in Greenwich 
in tenure of James Kitchen ; after wife's decease, they paying the fol- 
lowing legacies: Eldest son, Martin, £10. 2nd son, Jacobs £10. 2 
eldest daughters, Cathren and Amy, each £10. 3rd and 4th daughters, 
Rachel and Hannah, each £10. 5th son, John and 5th daughter, Mary, 
each £10. 3 youngest sons, Matt, Earned and David, each £10. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Rachel, and son, Philip. Witnesses — Bamet Andrews, 
Elizabeth Miller, William Creveling. Proved Aug. 20, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 336. 

1793, Aug. 9. Inventory, £255.17.11; made by William Creveling 
and John McKinney. File 547S. 

1793, Aug. 14, Anthony, Jacob, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Price. Fellov/bondsman — Jacob James Johnson; 
both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 313. 

1793, Aug. 12. Inventory, £86.2.2; made by Joseph Ott and Jacob 
James Johnson. 

1794, Aug. 2. Account by John Price, Adm'r. File 1625J. 

1789, May 15. Antram, Joseph, Sr., of Burlington Twap. and Co.; 



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will of. Daughter, Susanah (wife of Samuel Steward) £30; and to 
her two daughters, Mary and Sarah Steward, £10 each, when 18. To 
Daughter, Lydia (wife of Joseph Hall) £30; and to her two daugh- 
ters, Hannah and Elizabeth Hall, £10 each, when 18. Daughter, Mary, 
(wife of Joseph Webb) £30; and to her two daughters, Sarah and 
Beanley Webb, £10 each, when 18. Daughter, Hannah Stratton, £40. 
Daughter, Sarah Antram, £40; and to her daughter, Abigail, £10 
when 18. Daughters, Hannah Stratton and Sarah Antram, house- 
hold furniture. Son, Joseph, all of plantation where on I now live; 
also my share of cedar swamp bought by me and my two brothers, 
John and Zachariah; also my Proprietor Rights. Executor — Son, 
Joseph Antram. Witnesses — John Antram, Aaron Antram, William 
G. Hughes. Proved Dec. 27, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 158; File 11359C. 

1792, May 20. Apgard [Apgar], John Peter, of Lebanon Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, 1/3 of personal. Oldest 
son, Jacob, 10 shillings for his birthright. Children, Margaret Lance, 
Jacob, Eve Cripps, Catharine and William, the other 2/3 of monies 
from sale of personal. Sons, Jacob and William, all real. Executors 
— friend, Herbert Apgard, Sr., and sons Jacob and William Apgard. 
Witnesses — John M. Kreamer, Jacob Apgerd and Adam Apgart. 
Proved July 7, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 213. 

1792, June 27. Inventory, £301.19.6, made by John Hoffman and 
Jacob Apgerd. 

1794, Nov. 18. Account by the Executors. File 1595J. 

1792, Feb. 9. Applegate, Andrew, Sr., of Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Eldest son, Andrew, 10 shillings. Sons, Ebenezer, Joseph, Francis 
and Zacharias, each 10 shillings. Eldest daughter, Phebe Walton, 
10 shillings. Youngest daughter, Framson Applegate, feather bed 
and 6 pewter plates. Remainder of estate to be sold and residue 
equally divided between my 7 children. Executors — son, Andrew, 
and friend, Joseph Holman, Sr. (son of Joseph Holman). Witnesses 
— James Reid, John Wiely and Richard Applegate. Proved Mar. 13, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 310. 

1792, Mar. 10. Inventory, £323.13 (real and personal) made by 
John Wiely and Aaron Bennet, Jr. File 7949-7955L. 

1793f June 22. Appleton, Abraham, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, negro wench, Katy, household furniture 
and use of house and lots during her life; also, horse and chair, shop 
goods and plate, and what she may receive from her father's estate. 
(Said house and lots lying between King Street and Queen Street, 
Trenton, having been purchased by my father from Thomas Janney 
and willed to my brother, John, and myself, being since conveyed by 
John to me). Daughter, Sarah, said house and furniture after wife's 
decease; also negro gii'l, Nelly. Should daughter die before 21, the 
same to nephew, Abram Appleton Pearson (son of Daniel Pearson, 
of Newark) ; should he likewise die before 21, the same to his sister, 
Elizabeth Pearson. Executors — wife, Margaret, and friends, James 
Moore, of Princeton, and James Ewing, of Trenton. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Doan, Alexander Chambers, Jr., John Musgrove. Proved 
May 12, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 129. 

1798, Feb. 26. Account made by James Ewingr, one of the Execu- 
tors. File 1659J. 



16 NEW JERSEY POST-RE VOLUTION ARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Oct. 31. Appleton, John, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Sarah Appleton and Abel Appleton. Fellow- 
bondsmen — William West and James Scholey; all of said Twsp. and 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 252. 

1796, Oct. 30. Inventory, £367.12.6; made by William West and 
James Scholey. File 11674C. 

1778, July 25. Arden, William, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use and profits of land while 
my widow. Son, Moses, home plantation and 35 acres adjoining lands 
of John and Joseph Hollinshead and Francis Dodley; he paying all 
debts and legacies out of movable estate. Son, John, £20. Son, 
Daniel, (should he return home), £150, after decease of my wife. 
Should son Daniel, not return; grandsons, Aaron and Isaac, (sons 
of son John), each £20, and son, Moses, the remainder. Executors — 
friend, Caleb Shreve, Sr., and son, Moses Arden. Witnesses — John 
Cox, Samuel Stokes, Jr., Joseph Stokes. Proved Aug. 18, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 357. 

1792, Aug. 8. Inventory, £193.7.8; made by Joshua Bispham, Jr., 
and Jacob HolUnshead. File 11422C. 

1794, June 3. Armstrong, Alexander, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r 
— James Linn. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Gaston; the former of 
Bemardstown, the latter of Bedminster, said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 447; File 933R. 

1794, Aug. 12. Armstrong, Hugh, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Margaret Armstrong. Fellowbondsmen — William Graham and 
John Marsalis; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 537. 

1794, Aug. 14. Inventory, £48.10.; made by David Dette and 
Moses Whitlock. File 8539r8542L. 

1794, Aug. 12. Armstrong, William, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Margaret Armstrong. Fellowbondsmen — William Graham and 
Aaron Hassert; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 536; File 8537-8538L. 

1791, Feb. 12. Arney, Daniel and Mary, of Burlington Co. Wards. 
Children of Joseph Arney, of said Co., dec'd. Said wards make choice 
of Joseph Biddle. Guardian — Joseph Biddle. Fellowbondsman — 
Jonathan Barton; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 187; File 11360C. 

1793, Mar. 4. Arney, Elizabeth, of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., will of. (Being advanced in years.) Brother, Enoch Haines, 
£10. Cousin, Cynthia Warner, £30, gold sleeve buttons and residue. 
Executor — friend, George Budd. Witnesses — Abraham Griffith, 
Adam Forker, Rebecca Forker. Proved June 14, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 458. 

1794, June 14. Inventory, £112.18.3; made by Peter Shiras and 
Joseph Ridgway. File 11528C. 

1795, April 3. Arney, Joseph and Mary, of Burlington Co. Wards. 
Children of Joseph Arney, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the ward- 
ship of their Guardian in Soccage, make choice of Daniel Arney. 
Guardian — Daniel Arney. Fellowbondsman — John Thorn; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 256; File 11675C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 17 

1791, Mar. 21. Arnol, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
To Sabre Hooton, wife of Sanco Howell, all real and person estate. 
Executor — Benjamin Hooton, of Trenton. Witnesses — Cornelius 
Cortz, John Hooton, John Brogant. Proved Mar. 30, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 311; File 1540J. 

1794, Feb. 5. Arnold, Robert, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Arnold. Fellowbondsman — Silvanus Arnold; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 156. 

1794, Feb. 4. Inventory, £182.13.0; made by Seth Babbit and 
Ezra Hallsey. 

1796, Feb. 6. (Elizabeth Arnold the Adm'x being dec'd). Adm'r 
— John Arnold. Fellowbondsmen — Robert Arnold and Benoni Hatha- 
way; all of said Co. File 836N. 

I794, Nov. 4. Arrans, Margaret, of Walpack, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Lodowick Warner, of Sandyston, said Co. Fellowbondsman 
— Charles Pemberton, of Nev/ton, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 179. 

1794, Nov. 6. Inventory, £72.6.3; made by Daniel Decker and 
Johannis Westbrook. File 582S. 

1790, June 6. Arven, Cornelius, Sr., of South Ward of Perth Am- 
boy, Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Rebeckah, 1/3 of profits of estate 
while my widow; should she marry, her part of moveable estate to 
sons, John, Jonathan and Peter. Son, James, 6 acres, whereon he 
now lives, next to John Van Kirk. Son, Peter, 50 acres, whereon he 
now lives. Sons, John and Jonathan, all land on south side of road 
whereon I now live, to be divided equally between them. Son, Cor- 
nelius, £130, to be paid by my sons, John, Jonathan and Peter in 
sums of £43.6.8. each. Daughter, Phebe, £6 a year for 10 years. 
Daughter, Rebeckah, £50. Executors — son, John Arven, and David 
Chambers. Witnesses — Peter Job, John Van Kirk, Levinah Van Kirk. 
Proved Nov. 16, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 460. 

1791, Nov. 15. Inventory, £260.7.8, made by Nathaniel Hunt and 
George McArorg. File 7697-7704L. 

1788, Feb. 8. Ashfield, Mary, of City of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. To niece, Euphamia Ashfield, plantation at Cram- 
berry whereon Samuel Carr now is tenant; she to pay to my friend, 
Mrs. Mary Boggs, (wife of Dr. Boggs now in Nova Scotia) £50; or 
her son, Charles, if she is deceased; and to pay my friend, Mrs. Stites 
of Cramberry, £5. To nephew, Richard Hunt, 50 acres of my land at 
New Ark Mountains. Remainder of tract in Monmouth Co., held in 
partnership with the heirs of David Knox, dec'd, to be sold. To niece, 
Catharine Shrieves, £100. To nephew-in-law, William Wilcock, £50; 
also my share of tract called Middle Neck in State of New York. To 
friend, Mrs. Kemp, now in the Kingdom of Great Britain, £10. To 
cousin. Miss Arabella Graham, £10. To relation, Mrs. Popham, £10. 
To niece, Catharine Ashfield (daughter of my brother Vincent, now 
in England), my silver sugar casket and milk pot. To Grace Cook 
(daughter of Rev. Samuel Cook, now in Nova Scotia) £10. To niece, 
Elizabeth Hunt, wearing apparel, silver tea spoons and tea tongs. To 
niece, Euphamia Ashfield, all household furniture and linens. To 
John Williams, when 21, £25. To friend, Robert Morris, Esq., of 
City of New York, Attorney-at-Law and my niece, Euphamia Ash- 
field, all my share of unlocated lands in East Jersey held by Proprie- 



18 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

tary Right. Nephew, Richard Hunt, 1/3 of residue. Niece, Euphamia 
Ashfield, remainder of residue. Executors — friend Robert Morris, 
Esq., and niece, Euphamia Ashfield. Witnesses — Ann Kearny, F. 
Skinner, Reverand Kearny. Proved Sept. 24, 1791. 

1789, Apr. 24. Codicil. Richard Hunt having been given a deed 
to 50 acres bequeathed to him, said bequest to him is revoked. 

Lib. 32, p. 452; File 7705-7710L. 

1793, Feb. 15. Atchley, Benjamin, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Daniel Atchley. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Atchley; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 232. 

1793, Feb. 6. Renunciation by Hannah Atchley the widow in favor 
of her son Daniel Atchley as Adm'r. 

1793, Mar. 5. Inventory, £500.14.2; made by John Wetherill and 
Richard Scott. File 8159r8165L. 

1792, Aug. 16. Atkins, Samuel, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Eiiakim Littell. Fellowbondsman — John Littell both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 56; File 7416-7417G. 

1794, Oct. 4. Atkinson, Susannah, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Wearing apparel to be divided between daugh- 
ters living at time of testatrix's decease, daughter, Elizabeth Ellison, 
excepted. Daughter, Hannah Beck (widow of Asa Beck), house and 
lot purchased of Daniel Haines, while she remains a widow. Re- 
mainder of estate to be divided between Lydia English, the children 
of John Ellison (their father's share), Susannah Ellis, the children 
of James Ellison (their father's share), Joseph Ellison, Elizabeth 
Ellison, Hannah Beck and Ezekiel Ellison; share and share alike, the 
children of John Ellison and James Ellison to have only 2 shares 
amongst my surviving children. Executors — son, Ezekiel Ellison and 
Hannah Beck. Witnesses — Philip Bo^vne, Thomas Bowne and James 
Bowne. Proved Mar. 21, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 205. 

1795, Mar. 19. Inventory, £342.6.1; made by Philip Bowne and 
Joseph Boulton. File 11576C. 

1791, Aug. 27. Atkinson, Thomas, of Mansfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, life interest in all real and personal 
estate, except a lot of land in Allentown. Son, Collin, house and lot 
where I now dwell, purchased of Daniel Hervey and Timothy Smith 
(after decease of wife), he paying to my daughters, Artemia Peirce 
and Phebe Atkinson, £50 each, after death of my wife. Son, Butler, 
house and lot purchased of Joseph Field, and a lot in Allentown pur- 
chased of executors of James Rogers. Son Collin, to pay my daugh- 
ter, Hannah Piatt (if she outlives her husband 2 years), £5; if she 
dies, then to her children. Daughter, Phebe, a feather bed and case 
of walnut drawers, when 18. Executors — wife, Hannah, and sons, 
Collin and Butler Atkinson. Witnesses — Lawrence Minor, Eiiakim 
Higgins, John Black. Proved Nov. 16, 1791. Lib. 82, p. 161. 

1791, Nov. 11. Inventory, £217.41, including notes due from John 
Davis, James Webb, Dioclesian King and Dan'l Thorn; made by Isaac 
Cowgill and John Thorn. File 11370C. 

1794, June 17. Austin, Cornelius, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Ruhamah Austin and Cornelius Austin. Fellowbondsmen — John 
Kelley and John Mayhew, all of said Co. Lib. 38, p. 409; File 24481. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 19 

1792, June 21. Austin, Jacob, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, 2 cows, 1 horse and £50; also privileges of 
house and garden while my widow. Grandchildren, Nancy and 
Charles, £30 each. Daughters, Jane and Sarah, £100 each. Sons, 
Isaac, Thomas, Malan and Joel, remainder of real and personal, divi- 
ded among them. The last 3 named youngest sons to be put to trades 
when 14. Executors — friend, Thomas Shinn, and son, Isaac Austin. 
Witnesses — ^Jonathan Thomas, James Hemingway and Joseph Hew- 
ston. Proved Mar. 25, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 24. 

1793, Feb. 2'5. Inventory, £2,278.8.6; made by Isaiah Haines and 
Lawrence Webster. File 11479C. 

1795, Oct. 12. Auten, Capt. John, Jr. of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Dennis, Jr. Fellowbondsman — John Auten. Lib. 35, p. 198. 

1795, Dec. 29. Inventory, £27.1.; made by John Whitlock, John 
Halfpenny and Thomas Auten. File 8543-8544L, 8783-8784L. 

1794, Nov. 1. Autin, Powell, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Richard 
Fitz Randolph. Fellowbondsman — Hartshorn Fitz Randolph; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 157. 

1794, Nov. 3. Inventory, £41.16.9; made by Hartshorn Fitz Ran- 
dolph and Joseph Hill. File 837N. 

1795, Dec. 12. Avise, James, Sr., of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, plantation bought of Joseph Avis, together 
with 13 acres of woodland adjoining, during her life. Children: sons, 
James, William, Francis B. and Joseph and daughters, Catharine, 
Mary, Nancy and Sarah Avis, each an equal share of residue of real 
and personal; also of monies from sale of land after wife's decease. 
Son James to have horse bought of John Smith. Executors — friend 
Joseph Harker and son, James Avis. Witnesses — James Stratton, 
Joseph Avise and Barnaby Owen. Proved Dec. 26, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 267; File 1916H. 

1792, Dec. 14. Avise, Mary, Zillah, Amy and Jane Ann, of Glou- 
cester Co. Wards. Daughters of William Avise of said Co., dec'd. 
On petition of their mother (now), Mary Cavener, that William 
Cavener be made their Guardian. Guardian — William Cavener. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Samuel Black; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 445;Filel795H. 

1792, June 21. Axford, Abraham, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, one horse, bridle and saddle, 2 cows, 6 sheep, 
and the management of plantation until son Robert, is 21; also, negro 
wench named Pol, and the interest on £100. Son Robert, to provide 
for his mother after he is 21, and pay her £10 yearly for 5 years. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Axford, a feather bed and £100. Daughter, 
Jonna Vansecol [Van Sickle], bed and £92. Daughters, Sarah and 
Anna Axford, each a bed and £100. Sons, John and Robert, land on 
south side of Pequest [creek] and meadow land father, John Axford, 
left me; to be divided between them. Rest of land to be sold. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Sarah, and brothers John and Samuel Axford, and 
son-in-law, Samuel Vansecol [Van Sickle]. Witnesses — Jeremiah 
Rolison, David Merrell, Jacob Lafler, Cornelius Hulick. Proved Aug. 
30, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 177. 

1792, Aug. 28. Inventory, £419.14.11, made by John Robeson and 
Moses Moore. File 517S. 



20 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1790, June 30. Ayars, Anne, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., widow; will of. Son, Seth Ayars, my large Bible and 1/3 of 
real estate. Daughters, Hezia Swinney and Deborah Ayars, 1/3 part 
of real estate and residue of personal property to be divided between 
them. Grandsons, Obadiah and Adnah Wood (sons of my daughter, 
Anne, dec'd) the other Vs part of real estate to be divided between 
them. Executors — my 2 son-in-laws, Vallantine Swinney and Stephen 
Ayars. V/itnesses — James Robinson, Kuria Lennox and David Ayars. 
Proved Mar. 17, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 278. 

1791, Mar. 11. Inventory, £121.9.10; made by David Ayars and 
Caleb Ayars. File lOllF. 

1791, Sept. 19. Ayars, Caleb, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Naomi Ayars. Fellowbondsman — James Randolph; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 181; File 1012F. 

1794, April 15. Ayers, Isaac, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, personal estate; also use and profits of lands until young- 
est son is 14; should wife marry, she is to have but V2 of personal. 
Real estate to be divided amongst children, except Anna Dunn; eldest 
son, Samuel, 3 shares to each daughter's 1 share and other sons, each 
2 shares to daughter's 1 share (other children, unnamed). Execu- 
tors — wife, Mary, son, Samuel and Joseph Beers. Witnesses — Silas 
Ayers, Seth Gregory, Jr. and William Woodruff. Proved Jan. 8, 
1795. Lib. 36, p. 91. 

1794, June 10. Inventory, £255.12.6; made by Silas Ayers and 
Seth Gregory, Jr. File 864N. 

1795, Mar. 19. Ayers, Jane, of Morris Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Phinehas Ayers, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Henry Vail and 
Jonathan Hatheway, Executors of Hannah Ayers, dec'd, mother of 
said ward. Guardian — Isaac Prudden. Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Vail; both of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 97; File 892N. 

1793, Apr. 2. Ayers, Reuben, Sr., of Woodbridge Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co. Int. Adm'r — Enos Ayers. Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel Ayers; 
both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 232. 

1793, Apr. 4. Inventory, £568.2.4; made by Ezekiel Ayers and 
Joseph Randolph. ' File 8167-8168L, 8531-8536L. 

[1793, Apr. 2. Allotments in division of real estate. The widow 
(Anna), Vs including east half of the house and the whole of the 
barn. Eldest son, Robert, lot No. 1, (52 acres) being easterly part 
of lands Reuben Ayers purchased of Lewis Munday, situate in Wind- 
sor Twsp., said Co. Son, Reuben, lot No. 2. Heirs, of son Phinehas, 
dec'd, lot No. 3. Son, Enos, lot No. 4. Son, Peter, lot No. 5. Young- 
est son, Frazee, lot No. 6. Daughter, Rhoda, lot No. 7. 

1793, July 15. Application for division of real, made by Robert, 
Reuben, Enos and Peter Ayers, sons of the dec'd Reuben Ayers. Said 
sons having another brother Frazee (not of age), and a sister, 
Rhoda; also in behalf of the children of their dec'd brother, Phinehas. 

From Orphans' Court Records at Court House, New Brunswick, N. 
J. VoL 1, pp. 127-133. 

"Reuben Ayers, died Mar. 22, 1793 in his 63 year. Anna, widow 
of Reuben Ayers, died Mar. 30, 1808 in her 72 year; both buried in 
Old Cemetery along side of Penn. R.R., at Metuchen, N. J." 

The foregoing contributed by the compiler.] 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 21 

1793, Nov. 23. Ayres, Elizabeth, of Morris Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Phinehas Ayres, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of Hannah Ayres (Guardian in Soccage), and having real 
and personal estate, makes choice of Henry Vail, of Hanover, said 
Co. Guardian — Henry Vail. Fellowbondsman — David Fairchild; both 
of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 331; File 812N. 

[Hannah Ayres, mother of said Elizabeth Ayres, was dec'd, as 
shown by her will, proved Sept. 2, 1793. When petition was made 
by said Elizabeth that Henry Vail be her Guardian, and to further 
identify the said Elizabeth Ayres, as one of the grandchildren and 
an heir of Reuben Ayers, of Woodbridge. Int. the following deed 
is added: 

1798, Jan. 1. Deed. Jacomiah Johnson and Elizabeth, his wife, 
of Hanover Town, Morris Co.; for £35, sells to Robert Ayres, of 
Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co., 'all the V2 of 2 tracts of land undivi- 
ded', which lands being part of the estate of Reuben Ayres, of Wood- 
bridge Twsp., Middlesex Co., dec'd, and set off by order of the 
Orphans' Court at New Brunswick, to the heirs of Phinehas Ayres, 
dec'd, Apr. 2, 1793. 

(From Deed Bk. 5, p. 450 — County Clerk's Office, Court House, 
New Brunswick, N. J.) Contributed by the Compiler.] 

1793, July 3. Ayres, Hannah, of Morris Co.; will of. Daughters, 
Elizabeth and Jain, real and personal divided between them when of 
age. Executors — neighbors, Henry Vail and Jonathan Hathaway. 
Witnesses — Richard Woods, Wm. Rolfe, Stephen Moore. Proved 
Sept. 2, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 321. 

1793, July 20. Inventory, £30.16.6; made by Ezekiel Howell and 
Joseph Card. File 8 UN. 

1795, Feb. 27. Ayres, Isaac, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, wife use of lands for bringing up 4 youngest 
children, i.e., Daniel, John, Mary and Catharine; also houses said 
wife brought. Son, Jedediah, £20, when youngest child comes of age; 
estate then to be divided between all the children. Sons, Isaac, 
Jedediah, Daniel and John, each 2 shares. Daughters, Mary and 
Catharine, each 1 share. Executors — friend, Joseph Freeman, Jr. 
Witnesses — John Vermule, Reuben Ayers, Robert Ross, Jr. Proved 
Dec. 29, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 183. 

1795, Mar. 12. Inventory, £163.7.6; made by Matthew Freeman 
and Israel Thornal. File 8545-8552L. 

1792, Oct. 29. Babbit, Isaac, of Mendham, Morris Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, (not named), remainder of estate. Brother, Seth, of 
Mendham, £10. Brother, Job, at Redstone, £10. Brother, Elkanah, 
at Rockaway, £20. Brother, David, of Mendham, £10. Sister, Mary 
Bennam, at Roxbury, £10. Sister, Martha Lyon, at Morristown, £10. 
Sister, Sarah Dunlap, at Sussex, £10. Cousin, Steven Babbit, of 
Mendham, £10. To Henry Fordham Smith, £10, when 21. To First 
Presbyterian Church of Mendham, £100 in trust for use of the 
church. Executor — Artemus Day, of Mendham. Witnesses — Hannah 
Carr, Pamela Day, William Hudson. Proved Nov. 21, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 154; File 780N. 

1794, Dec. 23. Babcock, Joseph, of South Branch, Somerset Co., 



22 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

joiner; will of, Bi'other, Thomas Babcock, £15. To brother Ben- 
jamin's eldest son, £15. To late wife's grandson, Joseph (son of John 
Van der Veer), £15. To Peter Stryker Van der Veer (son of late 
wife), carpenter's and joiner's tools. To John Van der Veer, Peter 
S. Van der Veer and Cornelius Van der Veer (sons of late wife), 
wife's wearing apparel. Estate to be sold. Brother, Benjamin, %: ; 
the 5 children of brother, Thomas, by his first wife, Vi ; of the re- 
maining %, to John Van der Veer and Peter S. Van der Veer, each 
2 shares and the other one share to be paid to Cornelius Van der 
Veer as he may need it. Executors — brother, Benjamin Babcock, 
Peter Stryker, of Middlebush, and Peter Stryker Van der Veer. Wit- 
nesses — Henry H. Schenck, Joseph Doty, George Hall, Proved Jan. 
1, 1795. Lib. 33, p, 531, 

1794, Dec, 23, Inventory, £886.13.7% ; made by Abner Huff and 
Thomas E, Hall, File 969R, 

1781, Apr. 18. Bacon, John, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife (name not given), profits of land until sons, John 
and Job, are 21. Son, John, to have land with buildings on west side 
of road, with piece of salt marsh joining Edmond Bacon and others. 
Son, Job, rest of land and marsh on west side of road; also piece of 
woodland bought of Isaac Stethem. Should either John or Job die 
before 21, his share to go to my youngest son, George, Movable 
estate to be equally divided between wife, son, George, and my 2 
daughters, Ann and Elizabeth Bacon, Executrix — the wife [she signs, 
"Mary Bacon"], Witnesses — Charles Bacon, Philip Dennis and 
Jonathan Dennis. 

1790, Oct, 10. Codicil, Expense of the education of son, George, 
to be deducted out of personal estate. Witnesses — Philip Dennis, 
Samuel Reeve, Nathaniel Reslon (?). Proved July 23, 1791. 

Lib, 32, p, 270, 

1791, May 24, Inventory, £1,55'5.2.10; made by Charles Bacon. 

File 1013F, 

1792, Sept. 24. Bacorn, Dennis, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Frederick Bacorn. Fellowbondsman — William Gould; both of said 
Co. Lib, 34, p. 57. 

1792, Feb. 1. Inventory, £42.14.; made by William Gould and 
Justice Bennet. File 7418-7423G, 

1791, Apr, 25. Badcock, Abigail, of Great Egg Harbour Twsp., 
Gloucester Co., (relict of Return Badcock, dec'd) ; will of. Daughter, 
Mary Smith, a long gown and a pewter platter. Son, Jonathan Bad- 
cock, riding waggon and harness. Daughter, Abigail Townsend, one 
mare and saddle, best feather bed, a pewter platter and wearing ap- 
parel. Grand children, i.e., Cresse Townsend, Daniel Cresse, Return 
Badcock and Judith Hickman, 5 shillings each. Negro man. Sharper, 
to be set free. Children, David Badcock, Jonathan Badcock and 
Abigail Townsend, the residue. Executors — daughter, Abigail Town- 
send, and son, Jonathan Badcock. Witnesses — Joshua Garwood, Wm, 
Ewing, Thomas Garwood, Jr, Proved Mar, 20, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p, 421, 

1791, Dec, 2, Inventory, £90,6,1; made by Peter Frambes and 
Joshua Garwood. File 1796H. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 23 

1794, May 10. Badgley, George, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Isaac Badgley. Fellowbondsman — John Noe; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 156. 

1794, Apr. 13. Renunciation by Esther Badgley, the widow. Wit- 
nesses—Jonathan Fairchild and Thomas Badgley. 

1794, May 5. Inventory, £95.7.9; made by Henry Vail and 
Jonathan Fairchild. File 83 8N. 

1793, Sept. 13. Badgley, John, of Essex Co. ; will of . Wife, Char- 
ity, 1/3 of real and personal. Son, Samuel Force Badgley, 20 acres, 
south end of farm joining property of Isaac Cooper, dec'd, when 21. 
Son, Thomas Palmer Badgley, 20 acres, north side of road adjoining 
P. Coyler's land and land of Denis Spier, when 21. Daughters, (8), 
i.e., Sarah, Susannah, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Jenet, Rachel Tucker 
and Lecta, remainder of lands divided between them. Residue of 
personal to be divided as Executors think best. Executors — wife, 
Charity, and the Rev. Stephen Grover. Witnesses — William Burnett, 
Jr., Henry Bush, Denis Spier. Proved Oct. 23, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 174. 

1793, Oct. 23. Inventory, £71.5.0; rendered by the Executors. 

File 7616-7627G. 

1794, Mar. 7. Baird, William, of the Western Precinct, Somerset 
Co. Int. Adm'r — ^John Baird, of said place. Fellowbondsman — 
Abraham Van Arsdale, of Hillsborough, said Co. Witnesses — Wm. 
Mc Eowen, Martha Mc Eowen. Lib. 33, p. 446. 

1794, Mar. 14. Inventory, £154.9.10; made by Abraham Beekman 
and Barent Cornell. File 934R. 

1791, Oct, 5. Bake, Christopher, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Peter Bake, George Bake and Henry Bake. Fellowbondsman — 
John Phillips; all of Amwell Twsp., said Co. Lib. 32, p. 376. 

1791, Sept. 6. Inventory, £229.16.8, made by Derrick Hogeland 
and John Phillips. 

1792, Aug. 25. Account by the Adm'rs. File r541J. 

1790, June. Baker, John Head, of Phila., Penna., hatter; will of. 
(A copy.) To George Taylor, a double barreled gun, and favorite 
Juno. Sister, Sarah Dunn, my mare Eliza. To Joseph Dunn, a gun 
now in his possession. Father (not named), all tools and utensils in 
the hatter shop. To Mary Brenin, (house-keeper), £50 and house- 
hold furniture. To (supposed) daughter, Ninon Head Baker, re- 
mainder of property when 18. (Invoice of hats to be sent to David 
Shoemaker, Phila., hatter.) Executors — friend Standish Forde and 
John Head, Jr. Witnesses — Geo. Taylor, Richard M. Baker and J. 
H. Gibbons. Lib. 34, p. 203. 

1791, Nov. 23. Adm'rs — ^Joseph Baker and Samuel Baker. (Stan- 
dish Forde, having renounced, and John Head, Jr., the other executor 
being dec'd.) [From record in Register's Office at Phila. Copy 
certified Feb. 2, 1792.] 

1792, Mar. 20 (Hunterdon Co., N. J.) Int. Letters of Adminis- 
tration granted to Joseph Baker, of Philadelphia, Penna., with copy 
of will annexed. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Higbee, of Trenton, said 
Co. File 1596J. 

1787, Oct. 3. Baker, Timothy, Sr., of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; 



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will of. Son, Joseph, all lands in Maidenhead adjoining lands of 
Thomas Smith and Stephen Johnes; also, bond for £40 due from 
Henry Mershon, one for £14 due from himself, a new great coat, 500 
rails and 200 white oak posts; also 2 hogshead of cider and 15 
bushels of apples, annually. Sons, Timothy and Samuel, home planta- 
tion, adjoining lands of Jasper Smith and Job Pearson on road to 
Princeton, with crops, to be divided between them; Timothy to have 
my clock and Samuel, my looking-glass. Grandson, William (son of 
Samuel), my nankeen suit and gun. Daughter, Hannah Baker, £50, 
to be paid by sons Timothy and Samuel; also 2 milk cows, one riding 
mare, one corner cupboard, one chest of drawers and the privilege 
of a room in house. Daughter, Susannah Scudder, £50, (to be paid 
by sons Timothy and Samuel). Daughter, Mary Knox, £50 (to be 
paid by Timothy and Samuel). The 3 daughters, remainder of mov- 
ables, to be divided between them. Executors — son, Timothy, and 
son-in-law, Samuel Knox. Witnesses — Jasper Smith, Henry Pierson, 
Job Pearson. Proved May 1, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 110. 

1787, Dec. 22. Inventory, £179.16.8; made by Jasper Smith and 
Job Pearson. File 1660J. 

1794, May 7. Baker, Timothy, Jr., of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Nephew, William Baker (son of brother Samuel), 
lands whereon I now live devised to me by my father, Timothy 
Baker; if he dies under age without issue, said land to nephew, Ben- 
jamin Baker (son of brother, Joseph). Brother, Joseph, certificates 
for £90, bay horse and V2 of cattle. Sister, Hannah Baker, riding 
chair; also her support out of the farm. Sister, Mary Knox, bay 
mare, V2 of cattle; also my share of bonds held with brother Samuel. 
Sister, Susannah Lobden, £10, to be paid by brother Samuel, Execu- 
tors — brother-in-law, Samuel Knox, and Capt. Joseph Scudder, Jr. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Van Cleve, Job Pearson, Jasper Smith. Proved 
Aug. 2, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 119. 

1794, June 12. Inventory, £243.10; made by Job Pearson and 
Jasper Smith. File 1661 J. 

1795, Feb. 5. Baldwin, Cyrus, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Henry 
Baldwin. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Williams; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 498. 

1795, Feb. 10. Inventory, £19.'5.6; made by John Dod, Jr., and 

Caleb Tichenor. File 8128-8133G. 

1795, Aug. 11. Baldwin, Ephraim, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Phebe Baldwin and Samuel Perry. Fellowbondsman — Arthur Perry; 
all of said Co. 

1795, Aug. 12. Inventory, £86.3.6; made by Enos Martin and 
Stephen Fordham. Lib. 33, p. 498; File 8134-8137G. 

1795, Mar. 16. Baldwin, Isaac, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Elias 
Baldwin, of said Co. Said ward being out of the wardship of his 
Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Jeremiah Ballard, Esq. Guard- 
ian — Jeremiah Ballard. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Morse. 

Lib. 33, p. 502; File 8138-8140G. 

1792, Oct. 9. Baldwin, Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, (not named), 1/3 of estate; she, together with such daughters 
who remain unmarried, to continue to live in my dwelling house and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 25 

be maintained by son, Ezra. Daughters, Mary and Abby, each £300. 
Daughters, Unice and Sarah, each £400. To friend, Benjamin Coe, 
in trust for daughter, Comfort, wife of Joseph Brown, £400; the in- 
terest to be paid her, and the principal to her issue at her decease. 
Legacies to be paid 2 years after my decease. Son, Ezra, rest and 
residue of real and personal estate. Executors — son, Ezra, and friend 
Benjamin Coe. Witnesses — Alex. C. MacWhorter, Thomas Griffith, 
Josiah Baldwin. Proved Dec. 26, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 72. 

1792, Nov. 21. Inventory, £1,367.9.9, made by Robert Nichols 
and Ebenezer Baldwin. File 7424-743 IG. 

1794, Dec. 5. Baldwin, Joseph, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Sarah 
Baldwin (widow) and David D. Crane. Fellowbondsman — Isaac T, 
Crane; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 395; File 7848-7851G. 

1789, . Baldwin, Mary, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 

widow of Moses Baldwin; will of. To grand daughter, Mary Lam- 
bert, (daughter of John Cad. Lambert, dec'd), my wearing apparel, 
silver shoe buckles, and lookinglass, which my son, Jeremiah Lam- 
bert, gave me; also £7.10. To grandson, John Lambert (son of John 
Cad. Lambert, dec'd), large Bible, trunk that was Jeremiah Lam- 
bert's and £7.10. To cousin, Elizabeth Cromwell (wife of James O. 
Cromwell), my case of bottles. Daughter-in-law, Mary Hunt (wife 
of David Hunt), my brass and tea kettles. To Amos Hunt (son of 
David and Mary Hunt), £5. To John Allen (son of Elijah and Han- 
nah Allen), £5. Daughters-inrlaw, Mary Hunt and Elizabeth Titus, 
and grand daughter-in-law Deborough, remainder of estate; except 
£5 to be reserved for my son, Daniel Lambert, if he or his heirs come 
to receive it within 2 years after my decease. Executors — sons-in- 
law, David Hunt and Samuel Titus. Witnesses — John Fidler, 
Jonathan Bunn, Mary Bunn. Proved Aug. 27, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 361. 

1791, Aug. 26. Inventory, £70.1.4, made by Richard Hankins, 
Jonathan Bunn. 

1795, Sept. 2. Account by both Executors. File 1542J. 

1795, July 16. Baldwin, Silas, Sr., of Newark Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Phebe, 2 cows and use of 1/3 of lands while widow. 
Son, Ephraim, 38 acres (east side of farm, including 10 acres 
bought of Joseph and Nathaniel Crane). Sons, Ebenezer and Silas, 
remainder of lands, when 21. 2 daughters, Rachel and Mary, each 
£14, when son, Silas, is 21. Daughters — Elanor and Nancy, £30 each, 
when son, Silas, is 21. Daughter, Phebe, 2 heiffers and £24. Execu- 
tors — wife, Phebe, and son, Ephraim. Witnesses — Justus Burnet, 
Joseph Campbell, Mary Gilderslieve. Proved Aug. 11, 179'5. 

Lib. 33, p. 487. 

1795, Aug. 20. Inventory, £207.8.0; made by Abner Crowell. 

1795, Aug. 11. Phebe Baldwin and Ephraim Baldwin, the execu- 
tors being dec'd. Adm'r — Abner Crowell and Nathan Squire. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Job Brown, all of said Co. File 8142-8151G. 

1791, Apr. 25. Baldwin, Thomas, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. To cousin, Jemima Hoff (wife of Joseph Hoff), bond 
for £50, on Joseph Moore. Nephew, Thomas Baldwin, son of my 
brother Elnathan, bond on Benjamin Fitch for £17. Nephews, sons 



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of brother, Elnathan, i. e., Enos, Woolsey and Israel Baldwin, £10 
each. To brother, Elnathan, wearing apparel. Sister, Mary Baldwin, 
widow of Moses Baldwin, 2 cows, 3 sheep and 3 hoggs. To friend, 
Martha Craven, for her care and attention of me, my bed. To cousin, 
David Baldwin, the residue. Executor — cousin, David Baldwin. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Carven, Abraham Cornell, Thos. Bullman. Proved 
June 21, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 363. 

1791, June 18. Inventory, £199.15.4, made by Thos. Bullman and 
Jesse Hunt. File 1543J. 

1794, Mar. 8. Ball, Nancy, of Essex Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Stephen Ball, said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the wardship 
of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Aaron Winans, of said 
Co. Guardian — Aaron Winans. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Wynans; 
both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 395; File 7852-78550. 

1792, June 9. Ball, Samuel, [Capt.], of Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rebeckah, all household furniture; the bay mare, and % of the 
sloop called, "Rebecca"; also all stock of cattle. Cousin, Samuel 
Richards, the other half of the Sloop Rebecca, and the gray mare. 
Executors — wife, Rebecca, and Samuel Richards. 

1792, June 9. Codicil. Samuel Richards not to have his bequest 
until after all debts are paid. Proved July 23, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 438. 

1792, July 19, Inventory, £62.18., made by James Dickey and 
Simon Lucas. ' File 1797H. 

1794, Feb. 10. Bancraft, Samuel, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Charles Allen, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Ellis Hughes, yeoman; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 109; File 599E. 

1795, May 30. Banks, Josiah Ogden, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Josiah Beach. Fellowbondsman — Israel Beach; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 499; File 81'52-8153G. 
1794, Oct. 7. Banta, Jacob Johannes, of the City of New York, 
mason; will of. Wife, Alty, whole of estate during her widowhood. 
Son, John S. Banta, 40 shillings for his birthright. Sons, John S. 
and Abraham J., an equal division of estate after wife's de- 
cease or marriage. Executors — wife, Alty, Brothers, Derrick 
Banta, Aaron Banta, Sieba Banta and son, John S. Banta, Wit- 
nesses — Charles Craft, Amos Conning and Jacob Ackerson. Proved 
Dec. 19, 1794, at Hackensack, Bergen Co., N. J. 

Lib. 35, p. 66; File 2373B. 

1794, Dec. 2. Barber, Aquilla, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mariba, use and profits of plantation together with 
timber lot purchased of Benjamin Whithall, Sheriff, and sold as prop- 
erty of Thomas Denny; also stores of provisions and 1/3 of per- 
sonal, while my widow. Remainder of personal; also estate left wife 
while widow, to be sold and the proceeds divided equally between 
children (unnamed), when of age. Executors — friend and brother- 
in-law, Henry Shute and eldest son, Samuel Barber. Witnesses — 
George Avise, Hannah Avise and Gideon Denny. Proved April 4, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 287. 

I No date.] Inventory, £301.11.2; made by Gideon Denny and 
John Smith. File 1917H. 

1795, Feb. 22. Barber, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 27 

will of. Son, Samuel, home farm of 120 acres; he paying £300 for 
same; also, all farming utensils. Grandson, John Barber (son of son 
Samuel), £50, when 21. Plantation of 109 acres bounded south by 
AUishockey Creek, west by land of Isaac Lawrence, north by land 
of Andrew Larrison and east by William Taylor, and whereon my 
grandson, John Curry, now lives; to be sold. Daughter, Margaret 
Curry, V4, of residue, during her life; then to be divided between her 
6 children, i.e., John, Robert, Samuel, Margaret, Catharine and 
Eliada Curry. Daughters, Eliada Romine and Jemima Hoppock, each 
^ of residue. Grandchildren (children of dec'd daughter Susanna 
Lambert) i.e., Sarah Coryell, Amy Hoppock, Acsah Dennis and 
Catharine Larrison (they being the daughters of John and Susanna 
Lambert), the remaining M of residue, to be divided between them. 
Executors — son, Samuel Barber, and son-in-law, John Lambert. Witr 
nesses — William Taylor, Sam.uel Brewer and Robert Naylor. Proved 
Aug. 5, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 162. 

1795, Aug. 1. Inventory, £335.0.10; made by Samuel Brewer and 
William Taylor. 

1802, Feb. 4. Account by the Executors; total £1073.2. File 1699J. 

1791, Aug. 3. Barber, Peter, of Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, 
Anne, 1 cow, goods she brought with her, £6 and use of place while 
widow. Movables to be sold and proceeds divided between children, 
Mary Hires, Peter, Joseph, son Edward's 2 daughters (not named) 
and John; the same to have proceeds of real estate after wife's de- 
cease. Executors — son, Joseph Barber, Garret Hires and Zachariah 
Hankson [Hankins]. Witnesses — Samuel Runnels, Cate Runnels, 
Mathias Van Kirk. Proved Feb. 15, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 233. 

1793, Feb. 9. Inventory, £23.16.; made by Joseph Stillwell. 

File 6793-6800M. 

1794, Dec. 15. Barclay, Thomas, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Daniel Lundy and Samuel Laing. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Shotwell; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 178. 

1794, Dec. 18. Inventory, £16.5.2; made by Lewis Dennis and 
Jesse Dennis. 

1795, Mar. 7. Further inventory, £13.14.3; made by Josiah Dyer 
and George Lundy. File 583S. 

1793, Nov. 7. Bard, Peter, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Edward 
Dunlop of Newton, said Co. Fellov/bondsman — James Parker, Esq., 
of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Lib. 33, p. 341; File 548S. 

1795, Aug. 13 Bard, Peter, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Thomas Paul. Fellowbondsman — James Parker; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 199; File 8553-8554L. 

1792, Feb. 28. Barkeloo, Jan, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Nephew, James Vanetter, 26 acres with buildings at easter- 
most end of plantation; also, 1 sorrel mare, 1 cow, 1 waggon and 
harness, 1 plough and harrow, 1 feather bed, 1 pine chest and 1 large 
cupboard. Nephew, John Bonnell, (son of Leanah Bonnell, daughter 
of James Barkeloo), 50 acres at westermost end of plantation; also 
1 brown colt. Rest to be sold and proceeds equally divided between 
brothei'S and sisters, (not named). Executors — Richard Opdyke and 
William Lowrey. Witnesses — Joseph Sherred, Hugh Menagh and 
Michael Stack. 



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1792, Mar. 12. Codicil. Nephew, James Vanetter, 1 fowling piece, 
1 black walnut table, 6 chairs and clothing; also use of whole planta- 
tion until John Bonnell is 21. Witnesses — Wm. McGill and Joseph 
Sherred. Proved May 1, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 208. 

1792, Apr. 26. Inventory, £83.18.1^; made by John Vorhis [Voor- 
hees] and Henry Scott. File 1597J. 

1791, Feb. 11. Barkelow, Daniel, Sr., of Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Lydia, profits of lands until youngest son 
Daniel is of age; then 1/3 profits of land; should she marry, then to 
have household furniture she brought with her, 3 cows and £50. The 
3 sons, Dirick, Nicholas and Daniel, to have equal division of land 
when Daniel is of age. Grandchildren, Yonitye, Elizabeth, Honce 
and Anne Conine, each £10, to be paid by the 3 sons when of age. 
Residue to the 3 sons. Executor — wife, Lydia, and son, Dirick. Wit- 
nesses — John Barkalow, Denise Forman, Jr., John Forman. Proved 
Aug. 14, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 521. 

1795, Aug. 8. Inventory, £241.19.0; made by John Craig and John 
Forman. File 7193-7199M. 

1792, Aug. 8. Barkley, John, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, £20, one bed and bedding and 1 cow. Re- 
mainder of estate (real and personal) to be sold in 7 years and 
equally divided between my wife and all my children [not named |. 
Sons to receive their share when 21, and youngest daughter when 18. 
Executors — wife, Mary, and son, James. Witnesses — Thos. Berry, 
Thos. Alston, David Dunham. Proved Aug. 27, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 97. 

1792, Aug. 16. Inventory, £445.17.7, made by Thos. Berry and 
Thos. Alston. File 896R. 

1794, Oct. 4. Barlow, Thomas, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Noah Talmadge. Fellowbondsman — Robert Ogden; both of 
said place. Lib. 35, p. 179; File 586S. 

1790, May 29. Barnes, John, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, 14 acres at Barnesborough; also £100. Son- 
in-law, Arthur McElwane and Ann, his wife, plantation purchased of 
Michael Harp of 158 acres, and adjoining tract of 105 acres pur- 
chased of George Emlin on westerly side of the Creek; also 2 acres 
of cedar swamp purchased of Thomas Denny, Esq. Son-in-law, 
Ward Pearce and Rachel, his wife, 70 acres purchased of Thomas 
Denny, Esq., bounding on their other premises. Grandson, John Mc- 
Elwane, plantation of 100 acres back in the woods, purchased of 
Thomas Denny, Esq. Granddaughter, Hannah Parker, £100 when 18. 
Granddaughter, Sarah Harper, £25, when 18. House and ground 
purchased of William Beatie, lying in District of Southwark ouside 
Philadelphia, Penna., to be sold. Residue, divided between wife and 
granddaughters. Executors — sons-in-law, Arthur McElwane and 
Ward Pearce. Witnesses — Uriah Paul, Isaac Flaningan, John Mor- 
gan. Proved Mar. 20, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 95; File 1840H. 

1794, May IS. Barnes, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Richard Throckmorton. Fellowbondsman — Moore Furman; both of 
the City of Trenton, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 140; File 1622J. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 29 

1792, Apr. 28. Barr, William, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Williams. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Leonard; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 44; File 7432-7433G. 
1795, Nov. 15. Barratt, Joshua, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Son, Joshua, that part of plantation south of the 
Branch including whole of the swamp; also 20 acres north of said 
Branch joining land late of Jonathan Davis, dec'd. Son, Caleb, re- 
mainder of plantation; also remainder of personal. Daughter, Han- 
nah Pettit, bed and bedding and £15. Executors — son, Caleb, and 
cousin, David Ayars. Witnesses — Levi Hall, Elisha Swinney and 
Sarah Wright. Proved Dec. 28, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 100; File 1072F. 

1793, Sept. 3. Barret, William, of Downe Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, £30. Daughter, Lettisha, one 
cow, one bed and one chest, with first wife's wearing apparel. Grand- 
son, Leonard Shaw, 7 shillings. Son, William, residue. Executors — 
wife, Mary, and friend, William Young. Witnesses — Henry Walker, 
Buckley Carll, Mary Walker. Proved Oct. 22, 1793. 

Lib. 35, p. 171; File 1054F. 

1795, May 27. Barry, John, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'x — ^Jane Barry. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Borton; both 
of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 253. 

1795, May 22. Inventory, £259.14.11%; made by William Rogers 
and Samuel Glover. File 11577C. 

1794, Sept. 5. Bartlet, Nathan, Sr., of Stafford Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, 1/3 of my Westicunk plantation purchased 
of Jeremiah Willits; also 2 cows, 4 sheep, 2 ewes and 6 pewter plates. 
Son, Edmund, remainder of lands on west side of Westicunk Creek; 
also log wagon. Son, Nathan, "Westicunk plantation with 1/3 of rents 
when 21; also, 44 acres of woodland joining John Carmons, V2 of 57 
acres surveyed to James and Gervis Pharo, 12 acres of woodland be- 
tween the 57 acres, 12 acres by head of Shroud's mill branch, 8 acres 
of cedar swamp on Parker's branch, a 90-year lease of a cedar swamp 
on the Lower Log Swamp, and 45 acres on a branch of Bass River 
above Joseph Reeve's 50 acres. Daughters, Sarah Darnill, Hannah 
Bartlet and Judith Ridgway, each £20 and a bed, and, together with 
daughter, Mary Willits, remainder of movables divided between 
them; also, rent of plantation formerly property of James Wain- 
wright adjoining Jesse Andrews with two 16-acre surveys adjoining 

(one purchased of Stephen Cramer, the other on Parker's branch), 
V2 of 30 acres on Tide Pond Creek, a survey of 70 acres made by 
Nicholas Wainwright adjoining survey made by Nehemiah Andrews 
and a survey adjoining to Joseph Ridgway and Shroud's Mill branch; 
all to be let until the death of Hannah Andrews (widow) and then 
sold; said 4 daughters to have also % of rent of Westicunk place 
until son Nathan is 21; all equally divided between them. Daughter, 
Phebe Bartlet, land purchased of Stephen Burdsall on Gunning 
River, when 18. Grandson, Aaron Darnill, tract of land near Clam 
Town Creek adjoining James Giffits, and V2 of 30 acres on Tide Pond 
Creek, when 21. Sons, Edmund and Nathan, remainder of lands. 
Executors — son, Edmund, and son-in-law, Jeremiah Willits. Wit- 
nesses — Sarah Havens, Eli Mathias, Jr., John Bartlet. Proved Oct. 
17, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 396. 

1794, Sept. 15. Affirmation by Eli Mathias, Jr., that in writing 
said will he neglected to insert, 'that proceeds of sale of land be- 



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queathed to the 4 daughters was to be equally divided between them', 
as directed by the testator. 

1794, Oct. 6. Inventory, £658.11.15; made by Eli Mathias, Jr. and 
Jonathan Smith. File 6985-6990M. 

1794, Nov. 4. Barton, Henry L., of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Barton. Fellowbondsmen — Daniel Predmore, Jr. and 
Solomon Brodwick; all of said place. Lib. 35, p. 179. 

1794, Nov. 1. Inventory, £368.15.5; made by Solomon Brodwick 
and Daniel Predmore, Jr. File 585S. 

1794, Dec. 2. Barton, Joseph, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Solo- 
mon Brodrick. Fellowbondsman — Charles Pemberton; both of New- 
ton, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 178; File 584S. 

1793, Aug. 17. Bateman, Burgin, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Svisanna, 1/3 of personal, and use of rest of 
estate for bringing up children. Sons, Ephraim and Burgin, a salt 
marsh in Sayres' Neck, divided between them, when 21. (Other 
children not named). House and lot to be sold, and proceeds with 
other 2/3 of personal divided between children; the boys, when 21, 
and the girls, when 18. Wife, Susanna, Guardian of children, and 
sole Executrix. Witnesses — William Bateman, Samuel Tullis and 
Eli Elmer. Proved Oct. 23, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 128. 

1793, Oct. 16. Inventory £126.19.10; made by Jeremtah Sayi-e 
and Amos Westcott. File 1038F. 

1795, May 12. Bates, Aaron, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Armstrong. Fellowbondsman — Ruleff Voorhees; both of 
Northampton Twsp., said Co. Lib. 35, p. 253. 

1795, May 12. Inventory, £218.5.8; made by Ruleff Voorhees and 
John Haines. File 11578C. 

1791, Nov. 16. Bayles, Richard, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Helena Bayles and Samuel Bayles. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Bayles; 
all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 462. 

1791, Nov. 5. Inventory, £163.0.1 1^; made by Joachum Gulick 
and Daniel Bayles. File 7711-7716L. 

1791, Aug. 2. Bayles, Samuel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth Bayles and Robert Willson. Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Rogers; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 465. 

1791, July 30. Inventory, £294.10.4, made by Timothy Hulit and 
Henry Rogers. File 7717-7722L. 

1791, Feb, 2. Bayley, Sarah, of City of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. To brother, Benjamin Marsh, 1/3 part of what shall be 
due me; also my big silver spoon and tea spoons. To sister, Frances 
McComb's son, Benjamin McComb, 1/3 part. To my servant, Cath- 
rine, her freedom, and the other 1/3 part. To brother, John 
Marsh, silver cream pot and tea tongs. Sister, Frances McComb, 
bed, curtains, etc. To Naomi Ross, my tafity cloak. Benjamin Mc- 
Comb, and servant, Cathrine's part to be held until 4 years after my 
decease. Executor — brother, Benjamin Marsh. Witnesses— Joseph 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 31 

Marsh, Joseph Coddington, Thomas Fitz Randolph. Proved Aug. 13, 

1791. Lib. 32, p. 450. 

1791, Aug. 8. Inventory, £1S.11, made by Charles Thomson and 

Joseph Marsh. File 7723r7728L. 

1791, Apr. 26. Beach, Stephen, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife [not named], 1/3 of real during her life. Sons, Noah 
and Phinehas, an equal share of a lot of land beginning at a corner 
of my brother Enoch's land on lane leading from his house towards 
Pasaick [river], and along said river to Johnson's lane, etc. Son, 
Peter, remainder of lands on this side Pasaick in Hanover Twsp. 
Sons, Noah and Phinehas, an equal share (20 acres) of woodland in 
Essex Co., adjoining my brothers, Nathaniel and Enoch, and Capt. 
Elijah Squires. Daughters, Sarah, Hannah and Jemima, £40 each. 
Executors — friend, David Bedford, and son, Noah. Witnesses — 
Darling Beach, Daniel Johnson. Proved May 19, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 21. 

1791, May 13. Inventory, £152.1.1, made by Samuel Merrey and 
Darling Beach. File 7 6 ON. 

1791, May 26. Beakes, Josiah, of Pennington, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. ^Vife, Rachel, house in Pennington bought of John Rozell, 
during her life; also, all household goods and bond against David 
Everitt. Son, Samuel, house and lot on west side of Main St., Pen- 
nington, after decease of wife; he to pay his daughter, Mary, £10. 
Granddaughter, Mary, the residue. Executors — son Samuel, and 
friend, Nathaniel Temple. Witnesses — John Welling, Thomas Bull- 
man and Ely Moore. Proved Jan. 3, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 193. 

1792, Jan. 21. Inventory, £56.14.9; made by John Van Cleve and 
Jessey Christopher. File 1598J. 

1795, Feb. 20. Beamer, John, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary Elizabeth, real and personal, while widow; 
should she marry, £10 only. Son, John, £20 and wearing apparel; 
also real and personal estate after wife's decease or marriage. Grand- 
son, John Dennis Beamer, £50, when 21. Granddaughter, Essema 
Beamer, £30, when 18. To William Clasner, £10. Executors — 
Daniel Feite, of Greenwich Twsp., and Paul Cool [Kuhl], of Amwell 
Twsp., said Co. Witnesses — Daniel Vliet, Peter Creveling and Alex- 
ander Wilson. Proved May 7, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 156. 

1795, April 22. Inventory, £515.16.6; made by Jacob Hulshizer 
and Daniel Vliet. File 1700J. 

1792, Jan. 12. Beck, James, of Burlington Co, Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Beck. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Shinn; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 405. 

1792, Jan. 24. Inventory, £61.4.11; made by Curtis Shinn and 
Joseph Shinn. File 11423C. 

1790, Apr. 8. Beck, Joseph, Sr., of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, a bed, 6 pewter plates and dish; 4 chairs, 
walnut chest and a pair of silver shoebuckles. Son-in-law, Ben- 
jamin Scattergood, £12, when 21. Daughter-in-law, Rebekah Scat- 
tergood, £7, 3 chairs and pewter sugar bowl, when 18. Daughter- 
in-law, Elizabeth Scattergood, £7, and 3 chairs, when 18. Remainder 
of personal estate to be sold and proceeds to be used by wife during 



32 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

term of her life; after her decease, remainder of estate to be divided 
equally between my above named children-in-law, and my sons, 
Henry and Joseph Beck. Executors — w^ife, Sarah and Caleb Shreve. 
Witnesses — John Watkinson, Asa Ware, Daniel Ivins. Proved Apr. 
14, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 172. 

1790, Apr. 20. Inventory, £1'53.10.0, made by John Wood and 
Moses Ivins. File 11361C. 

1791, Dec. 16. Beddle, Joel, Sr., of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 

will of. Wife, Mary, use of, movables, home plantation, salt meadow 
on Minaskunk, and woodland purchased of Estate of James Kinny, 
dec'd; while my widow. Son, Joel, the above lands and movables, 
after the marriage or the decease of wife. Sons, Thomas and Joel, 
meadow and upland adjoining Gersham Walling's land. Sons, Elijah 
and John, plantation bought of Executors of Thomas Walling, dec'd; 
they in turn to pay and divide £40, between my daughters, Miriam, 
Mary, Amey, Martha, and Grandson, Joel Roberts. Executors — sons, 
Thomas, Elijah and John. Witnesses — Timothy Murohy, Thomas 
Walling and Joseph Walling. Proved Mar. 28, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 334. 

1792, Mar. 5. Inventory, £170.13.8; made by Timothy Murphy 
and Thomas Carhart. File 6663-6670M. 

1793, Dec. 4. Bedell, Benjamin, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, 1 bed, table, looking glass, 4 chairs, pewter and dishes, and 
one cow and black mare. Daughter, Susannah, £20. Daughter, Abi- 
gail, interest of £100; the same in trust with wife. Grandchildren, 
(children of son, Nathan, dec'd), V2 of remainder of whole estate, 
divided between the survivors of them when of age. Son, Timothy, 
life use of other half of remainder; after his decease, same to be 
divided among his children. (Grandchildren unnamed.) Executors 
— wife, Sarah, and Joseph Anning, Esq. Witnesses — Nathan Wood- 
ruff, Isaiah Meeker and Moss G. Elmer. Proved Dec. 30, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 182; File 7628-7631G. 
1787, Nov. 12. Beekman, Samuel, of New York City; will of. 
Son, Magnus, % of estate. Daughter, Joanna, now wife of John 
Mehelm, income of Vs during her life, and at her decease to be 
equally divided between her 2 daughters, i. e., Catherine Berry (wife 
of Sidney Berry) and Martha McEowen (wife of William McEowen). 
Daughter, Eydie (now wife of Peter Van Ranee), the remaining Vs. 
Executors — son, Magnus, and son-in-law, John Mehelm. Witnesses 
— Peter Van Zandt, Wynant Van Zandt, Peter Pa Van Zandt. Proved 
at Hackensack, Bergen Co., June 19, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 154. 

1793, June 19. Inventory, £54.4.5; made by Doctor Beekman Van 
Bueren and Burchshart Klosbock. File 2232B-2240B. 

1794, Oct. 21. Beesley, Joseph, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Prescilla Beesley. Fellowbondsman — Charles Allen; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 110; File 600E. 

1795, Jan. 13. Belangee, Jeremiah, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— James Belangee. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Belangee; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 306; File 1918H. 

1795, June 17. Belerjeau [Bellerjeau] Samuel, Sr., of Trenton, 
Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Achsah, real and personal, while 
widow (except lot to son Henry) ; also £100 for the use of daughters, 
Hannah Gee and Sarah Brearley. Son, Henry, half part of grass lot 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 83 

between house and garden and the Free Mason's Lodge which ad- 
joins. Son, Benjamin, other y2 part of said lot. Son, John, lot of 
land, late of Richard Howell, dec'd, on westerly side of Hopewell 
Road, in Trenton. Son, Samuel, shop, barn on land bequeathed him 
by his uncle, Samuel Tucker, dec'd. Son, Thomas, house and lot, 
which was property of late father, Henry Bellerjeau, dec'd. Son, 
Daniel, orchard lot, called Pinkerton's Orchard, on easterly side of 
Maidenhead Road, bequeathed to testator by uncle, Samuel Tucker, 
dec'd. Sons, Samuel and Benjamin, £20 each. Sons, Henry, John, 
Samuel, Benjamin, Thomas and Daniel and daughters, Hannah and 
Sarah, lot of land on the Shabaconk, in Trenton, late property of 
Jethro Yard, dec'd, purchased of the Executors of the mother, of 
said testator. Residue of personal, after widow's decease, to the 6 
sons. Executors — wife, Achsah, and sons, Henry and John. Wit- 
nesses — John Chambers, Joseph McCuUy and Ebenezer Cowell. 
Proved Oct. 3, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 145; File 1701J. 

1791, Feb. 15. Bell, George, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— William Hankinson and Coonrad Erwine. Fellowbondsman — Ger- 
shon Goble; all of said place and Co. Witnesses — John Armstrong, 
Thos. Anderson. Lib. 35, p. 47. 

1791, Jan. 14. Inventory, £211.5.9, made by Gershon Goble and 
James Search. File 497S. 

1792, Dec. 1. Bell, Peter, Hannah and Elizabeth, of Sussex Co. 
Wards. Children of George Bell, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — Wil- 
liam Hankinson (a relative; children under 14). Fellowbondsman — 
Dr. Samuel Kennedy; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 189; File 518S. 

1793, Aug. 21. Bellangee, Samuel, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ailse, use of lands bequeathed to grand- 
son, Samuel Nigley, during her life, together with remainder of per- 
sonal. To gi'andson, Joseph Nigley, that pai-t of home plantation on 
the southerly side beginning at Ancocus Creek to Joshua Borton's 
line, and along his line to land late Thomas Tallman's, dec'd, to- 
gether with grist mill thereon; also 3 acres of meadow on the north- 
erly part of plantation. To grandsons, Samuel and John Nigley, re- 
mainder of plantation, to be divided between them (Samuel to have 
homestead house and buildings and John, the house and buildings 
where his father, Thomas Nigley, dwelt) . To Thomas Nigley, use 
and profits of lands bequeathed unto his son, John, until said John 
is 21. Daughter, Hannah Nigley, one bed and furniture and one 
cow. Granddaughters, Hannah and Rachel Nigley, an equal division 
of personal estate bequeathed wife, after her decease. Executors — 
friend, Doctor John H. Stokes and grandson, Joseph Nigley. Wit- 
nesses — Joshua Borton, Joshua Crispin and Joseph Stokes. 

1794, Dec. 10. Codicil. Daughter, Hannah Nigley, profits of 
lands bequeathed to grandsons, Samuel and John Nigley, after wife's 
decease. Grandsons, Joseph, Samuel and John Nigley, to pay their 
brother, Ellis Nigley, £50, after they come into possession of lands 
bequeathed to them; also to pay their brother, William Nigley, £10, 
when he is 21. Witnesses — Joshua Borton and Joseph Stokes. Proved 
Feb. 11, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 243. 

1795, Jan. 26. Inventory, £252.14.; made by Joshua Borton and 
Joseph Stokes. (The executor, signs "Joseph Naglee.") File 11579C. 



34 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, May 19. Bellerjeau, Samuel Tucker, of Trenton, Hunter- 
don Co. Ward. Said ward, having been left property by Samuel 
Tucker, late of Trenton, dec'd, makes choice of his father, Samuel 
Bellerjeau as his Guardian, until 21. Guardian — Samuel Bellerjeau, 
Sr. Fellowbondsman — John Singer; both of Trenton, said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 213; File 1599J. 

1794, Jan. 17. Bellis, Philip, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Margaret Bellis and Adan Bellis. Fellowbondsmen — Peter Bellis, 
Jr. and Andrew Rope, Jr. (signs 'Andrew Raub, Jr.') ; all of said 
place. Lib. 35, p. 181. 

1794, Jan. 6. Inventory, £425. 8. 1^^; made by Cornelius Albertson 
and John Brown. File 587S. 

1795, Mar. 27. Bellis, [Billis] William, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Isaac Ivins. Fellowbondsman — Israel Hammell; both of 
Chester Twsp., said Co. Lib. 35, p. 254. 

1795, Mar. 30. Inventory, £247.18.6%; made by Isaiah Toy and 
John Bispham. File 11581C. 

1795, June 6. Benedict, Daniel, of Warren Twsp., Sussex Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Hannah, whole estate, during her life; and 
to keep youngest child, Rody. Daughter, Rody Benedict, whole 
estate, if she outlives her mother. Executrix — wife, Hannah. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Benjamin and James Jacobus. Proved July 16, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 123. 

1795, July 3. Inventory, £51.11.; made by Samuel Benjamin and 
James Lewis. Lib. 36, p. 123; File 616S. 

1792, Aug. 20. Benner, Catherine, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Benner. Fellowbondsman — Henry Krauel; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 442. 

1792, Mar. 8. Inventory, £139.14; made by William Clement and 
Henry Krauel. File 1798H. 

1791, Feb, 21. Bennet, Fulkert, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Obert. Fellowbondsman — John Obert; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 462. 

1791, Feb. 16. Renunciation by the children of Fulkert Bennet, 
dec'd; signed by "John Ink, Anne Ink and Aaron Bennet." 

File 7729/-7732L. 
1779, June 16. Bennet, John, Sr., of Millstone, Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Maria, use of real and personal for the bring- 
ing up, maintenance and education of my children until the young- 
est is 21, then estate to be sold and wife, one and one-half shares 
against my children's one. Children, Jannetye, John, Hendrick, Abra- 
ham, Acltye, Peter, William, Maria, Garret and Ezekiel, (and should 
my wife be delivered of any other child), each 1 equal share of the 
remainder of estate when youngest is 21. Sons to have an outset 
customary for farmers' sons, and daughters are outset at their mar- 
riage such as my eldest daughter had. Executors — brother-in-law, 
Ezekiel Ellison, and friend, Peter Stryker, son of Johannes, of Som- 
erset Co. Witnesses — Cornelius Lott, John Vannorstrand, Henr 
drick Bennet. Proved Aug. 4, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 91. 

1792, Aug. 4. Ezekiel Ellison and Peter Stryker, the executors 
having renounced. Adm'rs appointed were — Mary Bennet, of Hills- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 86 

borough, and Hendrick Bennet, of Bridgewater, said Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Bennet, Jr., of Hillsborough, said Co. File 896R. 

1794, Feb. 14. Bennet, William, of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Alchey, use of homestead farm, one wagon, 2 
ploughs, all harrows, 2 horses, 3 cows, 6 sheep, choice of household 
furniture and negro woman, Meriam, while widow. Should wife re- 
marry same to be divided between my 3 sons, John, Albert and Sur- 
rinus. Son, John, use of lands north of highway from the Red meet- 
ing house (except lot on which William Maines lives), and use of re- 
mainder of personal, when 21. Sons, Albert and Surrinus [Cyrenus] 
each to share in profits of said land with said John, when 21. Daugh- 
ter, Idah Vanmater, lot of land whereon William Maines lives, pur- 
chased of John Truax. Lands at Conaskunk and negroes to be sold. 
Executors — friends, Cornelius Vanmater and Chrineyonce Schenck. 
Witnesses — John Bennet, William Maines, William Crawford. Proved 
Apr. 23, 1794. Lib. 33 p. 414; File 6991-6994M. 

1795, Aug. 21. Benson, James, of Gloucester Co., mariner (sup- 
posed to be lost at sea). Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Peacock. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Steelman; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 300. 

1795, Aug. 11. Inventory, £85.11.9; made by Thomas Latham and 
John Steelman, File 1919H. 

1788, July 6. Berry, Phillip, Sr., of Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Catriena, use of all real in Bergen Co. and personal estate 
while my widow. Eldest son, John, 20 shillings for his birthright, 
all real estate in Essex Co., and Vz of personal after wife's decease. 
Son, Phillip, (after wife's marriage or decease), all real estate in 
Bergen Co. and the other % of personal estate. Daughter, Elenar, 
wife of Arie Van Vorst, £100, to be paid by son Phillip, 4 years after 
wife's decease. Executors — sons, John and Phillip. Witnesses — 
John Van Winkle, Richard Terhune and Hessell Peters. Proved Nov. 
15, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 147; File 2236B. 

1792, Nov. 5. BerthoCf, Casparus, of Bergen Co. Ward. Son of 
Guiliam Berthoff, of said Co., deceased; makes choice of John Bert- 
hoff as his guardian. Guardian — John Berthoff. Fellowbondsman — 
James Berthoff; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 18; File 2222B. 

1791, Mar. 23. Bertholph, Casparus, of Bergen Co. Ward. Son 
of Guilliam Bertholph, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Abraham 
Westevelt as his Guardian. Guardian — Abraham Westevelt. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Bertholph; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 545; File 2067B. 

1791, Mar. 16. Bertles, William, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — James Bertles. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Opdyke; 
both of said place and Co. Lib. 32, p. 375. 

1791, Feb. 25. Inventory, £14.0.; made by Wm. Phillips and 
Theo'r Phillips. 

1791, Dec. 17. Account by Adm'r. File 1544J. 

1791, Apr. 7. Biddle, Joseph, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, horse and riding chair, 2 cows, 6 tea and 
6 silver table spoons and choice of furniture; also £200, and the use 



36 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of house while my widow. Daughter, Beulah, £2,000, and 2nd choice 
of furniture. Son, Stacy, remainder and residue of real and per- 
sonal. Brother-in-law, Joshua Shreve, sister, Mary Shinn, and the 
children of brother Arney Biddle, dec'd; all to share in estate should 
son and daughter die without issue. Executors — son, Stacy, and 
wife, Sarah, Witnesses — Joshua Shreve, William Corlis, Jonathan 
Stockton and Job Lippincott. Proved Feb. 14, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 382. 

1792, Feb. 13. Inventory, £4,464.6.7; made by Joshua Shreve 
and Job Lippincott. File 11424C. 

1793, Oct. 12. Biddle, Thomas, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Thomas Biddle. Fellowbondsman — Philip Bowne. 

Lib. 33, p. 50; File 11480C. 

1795, Mar. 16. Bid jo, Jacob, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Charles Mintus. Fellowbondsman — ^James Mintus; both of Evesham 
Twsp., said Co. Lib. 35, p. 255; File 11580C. 

1792, Apr. is. Biggers, James, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth Biggers, the widow, and Richard Lanning. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Joseph Gaston; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 167. 

1792, Apr. 17. Inventory, £242.19.5; made by Joseph Gaston and 
John Wright. File 519S. 

1792, Oct. 22. Biggins, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Daniel Bates. Fellowbondsman — Joel Miller; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 444. 

1792, Nov. 2. Inventory, £48.17.6; made by Isaac Tomlinson and 
John Hurff. File 1799H. 

1785, Apr. 28. Biggs, George, Sr., of Readingtown, Hunterdon 
Co. ; will of. Wife, Lenah, use of real and personal while my widow, 
and she shall keep my grandson, George, son of my son, Peter, de- 
ceased. To children of my eldest son John, i.e., John, Garrett, Wil- 
liam, David and Peter, plantation whereon they now live, purchased 
of Isaac Smally (143 acres), and plantation in Readingtown form- 
erly belonging to Jacobus Swart (150 acres); together with part of 
plantation joining same purchased of Peter Vansickle, which is the 
meadow below where Joseph Smith now lives, next to Michael 
Kinny's meadow; these tracts to be equally divided between them 
after the decease of my wife, and they each to pay their sister, Mar- 
garet, wife of Andrew Johnson, and their sister, Lenah, £25 each. 
To children of my son, Peter, i.e., Frederick, Richard and Peter, 
plantation formerly belonging to Tunis Cole (238 acres), and planta- 
tion joining Henry Sager (150 acres), to be divided equally between 
them, after decease of my wife, provided each of them pays £6 
yearly for the maintenance of their blind brother, George. Son, 
George, plantation whereon I now live (270 acres), together with 
plantation formerly belonging to Jacobus Kinney (130 acres), and 
my negro boy, Pornpe; when he gets possession he is to pay Leanah 
Biggs, daughter of his brother Peter, £150. Daughter, Mary ('vitvi 
of Nicholas Egbert), tract of land, part of plantation purchased oj 
Peter Van Sickle (85 acres). Personal estate (after marriagf. cr 
decease of wife) to be divided into four equal parts: — son, Gejrg2, 
%; daughter, Mary, %; children of son, John, % divided eqriaJljr 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 37 

between them; children of son Peter the remaining ^4, to be equally- 
divided between them. Executors and Trustees — wife, Leanah, and 
friends, Harman Lane and Ezekiel Cole, Witnesses — David Cole, 
Isaiah Cole, Samuel Mannon. Proved May 11, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 315. 
1791, Mar, 31. Inventory, £231.16,5, made by Isaiah Cole and 
Samuel Mannon, 

1795, June 16. Inventory, retaken, £261.8.9, including negro 
man. Coll, and negro boy, George; made by David Schampe and 
Isaiah Cole. 

1796, May 4. Account by Harman Lane and Ezekiel Cole, two of 
the executors showing balance in their hands of £349,2, to be dis- 
tributed. File 1545J. 

1794, Jan. 2. Biggs, WilHara, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Rachel, remainder of personal. Nephew, ^Villiam Biggs (son of 
brother, Daniel Biggs), £15. Niece, Hannah McGrange, £5. Children 
of brother Jeremiah Biggs, i.e., Lazar, Noah, Jeremiah, William, 
Aaron and Ephraim, each £10. Brother, John Biggs, 5 acres adjoin- 
ing his land. Wife, Rachel, remainder of plantation during her life; 
the same to nephew, William Biggs (son of brother, John Biggs), 
after her decease. Executor — George Burgin. Witnesses — Israel 
Read, John Moore, Henry Shriner. Proved Jan. 6 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 169; File 1055F. 

1794, Oct. 29. Billings, Levi, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Catherine Billings. Fellowbondsmen — Richard Stephenson and Mat- 
thais Woodruff; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 109. 

1794, Oct. 6. Inventory, £34.17.4^ ; made by Richard Stephenson 
and Matthais Woodruff. File 601E. 

1788, Jan. 19. Bird, Joseph, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ursula, goods belonging to her before marriage 
and £100 in leiu of her right of dower. Son-in-lav/, Samuel Force, 
Jr., £20. Son, Jeremiah, 10 acres, with dwelling house (bounded 
by land of Joseph Lee, William Mills, Hambleton Robinson, John 
Craig and testator's plantation), during his life. Daughter-in-law, 
Elizabeth (wife of son, Jeremiah), said land during her life, shovild 
she survive her husband. After son's and daughter-in-law's decease, 
said land to be sold, and rest of real and personal property to be sold 
when grandson, Joseph Bird (son of son, Joseph) is 21. Proceeds 
of sale and estate to go as follov/s: daughter, Sarah (wife of Samuel 
Force), 1/5; grandson, Joseph (son of son Joseph, dec'd), 1/5; and 
Abigail, Charles and Samuel (children of son, Jeremiah), the other 
% parts to be divided between them, when of age. Old negro woman, 
Sarah, to be maintained by son-in-law, Samuel Force. Executors — 
Amos Morss and Anthony Morss, of Elizabeth Town and Rahway. 
Witnesses — William Fletcher, Joseph Hatfield, David Jones. Proved 
Dec. 16, 1788. Lib. 33, p. 495. 

1788, Nov. 29. Inventory, £208.3.6; made by Timothy Craig and 
Jeremiah Clark. File 6628-6642G. 

1794, Jan. 15. Bird, Joseph, Jr., of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of Joseph Bird, of Essex Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of Ward- 
ship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Benjamin Manning. 
Guardian — Benjamin Manning. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Carman; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 539; File 8527-8530L. 



38 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1789, June 6. Bishop, David, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 

will of. Sister, Sarah Bishop (who lives with me), £10. Sister, Mary 
Royal, £10. Sister, Elizabeth Dorton, 10 shillings. Brother, Stratton 
Bishop, 10 shillings. Brother, Alexander Bishop, all lands and resi- 
due of personal. Executor — brother, Alexander Bishop. Witnesses 
— Jonathan Fithian, Joel Fithian, Jedidiah Davis. Proved Sept. 9, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 268; File 1014F. 

1791, June 8. Bishop, Frazee, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Said 
ward, son of John Bishop, of Woodbridge, said Co., dec'd, being out 
of the wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Morris 
Frazee. Guardian — Morris Frazee. Fellowbondsman — David Stew- 
ard; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 467; File 7735-7736L. 

1795, Oct. 20. Bishop, Japheth, of Burlington Co. Ward, Son of 
William Bishop, of Northampton Twsp., said Co., dec'd. Said ward 
being out of the wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice 
of Joseph Powell. Guardian — Joseph Powell. Fellowbondsman — 
John Bishop; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 255; File 11582C. 

1785, Nov. 17. Bishop, Noah, of the City of New York, Inn- 
keeper; will of. Wife, Catharine, use of real and personal estate 
while my widow; also place occupied by Isaac Marsh at the cross 
road in Woodbridge-Rahway; all to be disposed of by her as she 
thinks proper for the support of my children, John Bishop and Mary 
Sanford (now wife of William Sanford). After wife's death or mar- 
riage, son, John, the land and premises in Woodbridge-Rahway, left 
me by my grandfather Noah Bishop. Executors — wife, Catharine, 
and friend Joseph De Camp, of Rahway. Witnesses — Jacob Tabely, 
Valentine Linn and Wm. Wentworth. Proved June 10, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p.. 435; File 7737-7740L. 

1792, Feb. 28. Bishop, Rebecca, of Burlington Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of William Bishop of said Co., dec'd. (Being out of Wardship of 
Guardian in Soccage.) Guardian — John Bishop. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Campoin; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 409; File 11425C. 

1790, June 8. Bishop, Robert, Sr., of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. All estate to be sold. Wife, Jane, Vs of remainder. 
Eldest son, Eber, 5 shillings, and daughter, Mary Samson, £5; they 
having heretofore been provided for. Son, Robert, my silver watch 
and desk. Children, Timothy, Robert, William, Hannah, Jane and 
John, the other % of remainder; the sons, 2 shares each when 21, 
and the daughters, 1 share each when 18. Sons to be put to trades. 
Executors — son, Timothy, and friend, Abraham Matlack. Witnesses 
— William Cox, John Stokes, John Cox. Proved Jan. 13, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 376. 

1792, Jan. 13. Inventory, £503.11.2; made by Abraham Hewlings 

and Jacob Haines. File 11426C. 

1792, Aug. 8. Bishop, Samuel, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Brothers, Japhat and Job, plantation and a piece of 
cedar swamp adjoining same (to be divided so that Job has the build- 
ings) ; all in lieu of legacy my father left me to pay them; they to 
pay my half brother, William Bishop, £150, when he is 21. Place to 
be rented until brothers come of age and rents paid to sisters, Elizar 
beth Evans and Rebekah Bishop, and mother-in-law paid her yearly 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 39 

leagacy of £20. Brother, Job, desk and book case. Brother, Japhat, 
my watch, shoe buckles and sleeve buttons. Sisters, Elizabeth and 
Rebekah and half-brother, William, the residue. Executors — rela- 
tive, Joseph Powel and John Bishop, Witnesses — John HoUinshead, 
John Torr, Job Jones, Proved Aug, 20, 1792. Lib, 34, p, 359. 

1792, Aug, 16, Inventory, £704,9,8% ; made by Hudson Burr and 
John HoUinshead. File 11427C. 

1788, Oct. 25. Bishop, William, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Levinah, all furniture she brought with her, use of 
east room and £8 a year, to be paid by my eldest son, Samuel, while 
my widow. Daughter, Elizabeth Bishop, a feather bed, case of draw- 
ers, mahogany table and 6 silver tea spoons. Daughter, Rebecca 
Bishop, a feather bed, case of drawers that was her mother's, a ma- 
hogany tea table and 6 silver spoons. Son, Samuel, a feather bed, 
desk and book case, and home plantation given me by my father, 
John Bishop. Remainder of personal property to be equally divided 
between wife, Levinah, and the 4 children, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Japh- 
eth and Job (all under age). Son, Japheth, 50 acres of cedar swamp 
purchased of the Leeds, and 22 acres purchased of Joseph Leeds, 
Son, Job, 13 acres of cedar swamp purchased of Leeds, and piece of 
cedar swamp purchased of John Branin, and remainder of land pur- 
chased of Joseph Leeds; also house and lot in Vincenttown purchased 
of Philip Wickart, Should either son Japheth or Job die in his mi- 
nority, the survivor to receive the others share. Son, Samuel, to pay 
sons, Japheth and Job, £100 each when 21, and should he fail to do 
so, sons, Japheth and Job, are to have portion of plantation laid off 
for them at the discretion of my brothers, John Branin and John 
Bishop. Executors to see that the 3 children, Rebecca, Japheth and 
Job, receive schooling and are provided for from interest of their 
shares. Executors — wife, Levinah, and son, Samuel Bishop. Wit- 
nesses — John Bishop, Joseph Pippitt, John Torr. Proved June 5, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 133. 

1791, June 25. Inventory, £628.11.9; made by Hudson Burr and 
Joseph Budd. File 11362C. 

1794, June 17. Bispham, Hannah (late Hannah Foster), of Glou- 
cester Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Wilkins. Fellowbondsman — Sam- 
uel Flaningam; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 81; File 1890H. 

1791, May 29. Bispham, John, Sr., of Mount Holly, Burlington 
Co. ; will of. To Elizabeth Bispham, daughter of my brother, Thomas 
Bispham, deceased, £100. To son, John, dwelling house where he 
now lives, the tanyard, 3 lots of land purchased of Ann Smith, and 
the remainder of a piece of woodland in the forks of Ancocas Creek, 
purchased of John Woolman, adjoining lands of John Roderers and 
the land devised by John Monrow, deceased, to Edward Mullen. To 
son, William, dwelling house and lot of land where I now live, pul*- 
chased of Joseph Burr adjoining lands of Richard Cox, John Clark 
and Alexander Shiras; also % part of lot purchased of John Wool- 
man, and 22% acres of woodland purchased of Richard Smith ad- 
joining the lands of Stacy Budd, George West and Samuel Clarke. 
To son, Charles, plantation purchased of Samuel Smith and Thomas 
Reynolds, also piece of land adjoining and surveyed to me, which 
plantation is adjoining to the lands of Robert Haines, Stacy Budd 
and others. (Re-survey to be made). Daughter, Mary, (single) to 



40 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

be provided for by executors out of estate during her life, or £300 
in case she survives my executors. To granddaughter, Mary Bisp- 
ham, daughter of my daughter Elizabeth, deceased, £200, when 18. 
•Granddaughters, Mary and Margaret Shinn, daughters of my de- 
ceased daughter, Sarah Shinn, to be provided with wearing apparel 
until suitable age to be put out to business; and £150 each, when 18. 
Executors to sell sundry tracts of land [therein described, and in 
which the following names appear] — Budd's Mill, Hudson and Joseph 
Burr, William Budd, Ebenezer Large, Robert Smith, Thomas Shinn, 
Col. Peter Bard. To sons, John, William and Charles, as tennants in 
common, my upper mill built by Robert Smith and Thomas Shinn 
and purchased of John Quick and William Budd, with land accord- 
ing to survey made by Buddell Shinn; also 198 acres, per survey to 
me recorded in Surveyor General's Office in Lib. R, p. 163-4; also 
piece of cedar swamp of 4% acres purchased of William Budd; also 
all my shares of Propriety and Proprietary rights. Proceeds from 
sale of lands and residue of estate to be equally divided between my 
3 sons, John, William and Charles [William and Charles, under age]. 
Executors — son, John, and son, William, when of age. Witnesses — 
Stacy Budd, Joseph Butterworth, Moses Kempton. 

1791, July 18. Codicil. Son, William Bispham, to have residue 
and part of land purchased of John West, on Mill St., Mount Holly. 
Witnesses — Stacy Budd, Lydia Mauls, Moses Kempton. Prove Aug. 
15, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 146. 

1791, Aug. 10. Inventory, £359.4.6, made by Stacy Budd and 
Jos. Butterworth. File 11363C. 

1793, April 4. Bispham, Joshua, Sr., of Evesham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Land near the fork of Salem and Mount Holly 
roads at corner to Isaac Peacock's lot bounded by land of Thomas 
Gill, Abraham Harris, Caleb Borton, James Sterling and lands late 
Joseph Hollinshead (142 acres), also 10 acres to be taken off planta- 
tion along lower side of Zachariah's Run; all to be sold. Wife, Ruth, 
£60 a year, to be paid by son Joshua. Son, Joshua, remainder of 
lands and personal; he to support molattoe woman named, Pothena, 
and servant man, Noah. Daughter, Atlantic Hooton, £100 (from sale 
of land). Sons, Samuel, Benjamin and Joseph and daughter, Sarah 
Lippincott, the remainder of proceeds from sale of land, divided 
equally between them. John Bispham having made some threats in 
regards to the testator's administration of the estate of his brother, 
Benjamin Bispham; should any money be thereafter payable on that 
account, each legatee to pay in proportion to sums devised to them. 
Executor — son-in-law, William Lippincott. Witnesses — John Hollins- 
head, Jr., Isaac Peacock and William Cox. Proved June 11, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 241. 

1795, May 3. Inventory, £145.16.; made by Jacob Hollinshead 

and William Cox. File 11583C. 

1794, Oct. 12. Bivins, Joseph, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, use of 2 rooms in house, Va of lands and 
remainder of personal estate during her life. Sons, Davis and Ben- 
jamin, all real estate to be divided between them; they paying all 
debts and to give grandson, Joseph Bivins (son of son Thomas), £10, 
when 21. Daughter, Sarah Woodruff, 15 shillings and ^ of personal 
after wife's decease. Daughters, Rebecca Bennet and Eunice West, 
each 15 shillings and the other % of personal estate. Executors — 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 1791-1795 41 

wife, Sarah, and son, Benjamin. Witnesses — Hannah Jarraan, Ruth 
Hall, Benjamin Peck. Proved Oct. 23, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 159; File 1056F. 

1791, Nov. 24. Blackwell, Francis, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife [not named], remainder of household furniture; 
use of plantation until sons, Jonathan and Nathaniel, come into pos- 
session, when they are to make provision for their mother while my 
widow; also 2 cows. Eldest son, John, 5 shillings. Sons, Thomas, 
Francis, Jacob, Stephen and Eligea (?), 1 shilling each. Daughters, 
Keziah, Jemima, Amy and Deborah, whatever is due me from the 
Loan Office, to be equally divided between them. Son, Daniel, £150 
and my gun. Daughters, Oraney and Actia, £50 each, when 18. 
Sons, Jonathan and Nathaniel, plantation whereon I now live, pos- 
session to be taken May 24, 1802; Jonathan, my desk and Nathaniel, 
my clock; they also to have live stock and farming utensils. Residue 
to be divided between my 5 youngest children. If any child by my 
present wife should die without issue, his or her share to the sur- 
vivors, the boy's part to the boys and the girl's to the girls. Execu- 
tors — sons, Thomas and Stephen Blackwell. Witnesses — Josiah Van- 
kirk, John Vankirke, Daniel Christopher. Proved Nov. 24, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 34'5. 

1791, Nov. 23. Inventory, £587.13.0; made by John Vankirke and 
John Blackwell. 

1833, May 1. Citation by John Green and Enoch Phillips, execu- 
tors of Stephen Blackwell, who was executor of said Francis Black- 
well, dec'd. File 1.546J. 

1791, June 20. Blake, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Blake. Fellowbondsman — John Steelman; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 214. 

1791, Feb. 7. Inventory, £11.6.0; made by John Steelman and 
Edmund Cordeary. File 1757H. 

1793, July 31. Blanchard, Anny, of Bergen Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Rynear Blanchard, of said Co. Said ward, being over 14 but 
under 21, makes choice of Rynear Blanchard as guardian of her 
estate and person. Guardian — Rynear Blanchard [signs, "Reyneir"]. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel Reading; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 145; File 2250B. 

1793, June 11. Blanchard, Susannah and Isaac, of Bergen Co. 
Wards. Children of Rynear Blanchard, of said Co.; under 14. On 
petition of their father that he be appointed their Guardian. Guard- 
ian — Rynear Blanchard, [signs, "Reyneir"]. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Reading; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 145; File 2246B. 

1793, Dec. 23. Blauvelt, Abraham T., of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Isaac T. Blauvelt and Rulif C. Haring. Fellowbondsman — Johannis 
T. Haring; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 168. 

1793, Dec. 24. Inventory, £875.17.6; made by Abraham Demarest 
and Johannis C. Haring. File 2256B-2264B. 

1791, Jan. 27. Blauvelt, Caty, of Bergen Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Theunis Blauvelt, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of James Blau- 
velt, uncle of said child, he is made her Guardian. 

Lib. 32, p. 545; File 2147B. 

1795, Mar. 25. Blauvelt, Cornelius, of Bergen Co. Ward. Son 



42 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of Abraham T. Blauvelt, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Isaac T. 
Blauvelt, uncle of said Cornelius, an infant under 14. Guardian — 
Isaac T. Blauvelt. Fellowbondsman — Rulof Haring; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 359; File 2489B. 
1795, Mar. 24. Blauvelt, Jenny, of Bergen Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Abraham T. Blauvelt, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward, being out of 
the Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Roelof 
Haring. Guardian — Roelof Haring. Fellowbondsman — Isaac T. 
Blauvelt; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 359; File 2493B. 

1791, Jan. 27. Blauvelt, Mary and John, of Bergen Co. Wards. 
Children of Theunis Blauvelt, of said Co., dec'd; they make choice 
of their uncle James Blauvelt, as their Guardian. Fellowbondsman 
— David 0. Haring; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 545; File 2141B. 

1790, Dec. 10. Blew, Fredrick, of Somerset Co., farmer; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, 1 bed, 1 chair, 1 chest and £50. Son, Abraham, 
£20. 4 daughters, Margaret Blew, (wife of William Blew), Provi- 
dence Barkelow, (wife of Cornelius Barkelow), Mary Voorhees, 
(wife of Okey Voorhees), and Sarah McHeal, (widow of Joseph Mc- 
Heal), each £10. Granddaughter, Ellinor Voorhees, (daughter of 
Elizabeth), £30. Granddaughter, Jean Blew, (daughter of David), 
£5. Son, Isaac, Bible and £250. Son, Peter, £150. Son, David, 
£150. Son, Ezekiel, home plantation, rest of real and personal; he 
paying the other legacies. Executor — son, Ezekiel Blew. Witnesses 
— William Bell, Arthur Sutphen, Sr., James Sutphin. Proved June 
15, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 264. 

1793, May 27. Inventory, £182.0.11; made by James Nevius and 
James Sutphin. File 912R. 

1792, Sept. 22. Blinckerkoff, Hendrick, Sr., of Communipaw 
Twsp. and Co. of Bergen, farmer; will of. Brother, Hartman Blinck- 
erhoflf, £5. Nephew, Hendrick Blinckerhoff (son of brother Hart- 
man), home plantation; also, woodland at Shangle, cedar swamp 
and meadow at Seacaukes, meadow near John Everses', lot and 
meadow at Bergen near Brown's of Newark Ferry, woodland at the 
Long Bridge, woodland at Bergen Point, woodland at Maesce ad- 
judged to me by commissioners out of the Patent of Seacaukes and 
all right and title in any other lands in Bergen Co.; also, clocks, 
black girl, Hannah, farraing utensils, silver mounted cane, house- 
hold furniture and all crops. Nephew, Hartman Blinckerhoff (son 
of nephew, Hendrick), negro boy, Frank. To Catalina (eldest daugh- 
ter of nephew, Hendrick), negro girl, Phillis. To Clausia (youngest 
daughter of nephew, Hendrick), black girl, Jude. Nephew, John 
Van Wagenen (son of sister, Maretye), £25. Nephew, Hendrick 
Cruse (son of sister, Clausia), £25. Niece, Clausia Cruse (daughter 
of sister Clausia), £25. Nephew, Hendrick, to pay following: To 
daughters of eldest sister unnamed), i.e., Catalina, Maretye and 
Antje, £50 to be divided between them. To sister Clausia's daugh- 
ter, i.e., Maretye Lazia, £50. To sister Aghie, £50. To brother Hart- 
man's children, £50 to be divided amongst them. Negro slaves. Bet 
and Prime, to be maintained by nephew, Hendrick; and negro slaves, 
Peter and Pegg, to be sold. Brother Hartman's 2 sons, John and 
Hendrick, wearing apparel. Eldest sister's children, Catalina, Mare- 
tye and Antia, V^ of residue. Sister Aghie, ^A. Sister Clausia's 
daughter, Martye Lazia, hi. Brother Hartman's children (nephew 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 43 

Hendrick, included), remaining % of residue. Executors — ^nephews, 
John and Hendrick Brinckerhoff and Jacob Van Wagenen. Witnesses 
—John Van Home, Garret Van Home, Zacharius Sickels. Proved 
Sept. 15, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 348; File 2495B. 

1788, Dec. 22 Bloom, John, of Mansfield Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife (not named), Va of profits of lands during her life; also, 
1 bed and sufficient furniture, 1 cow and horse and all sheep. 
Daughters, Rachel and Febe [Phebe], jointly, 98 acres taken off 
west end of place with buildings, during their life; after their 
decease, the same to granddaughter, Hannor Bawl. Daughter, Mary, 
1 cow and remainder of land; after her decease the same to grand- 
daughter, Rachel Brown. Residue to be divided between daughters, 
Rachel, Patience and Febe. Executors — Ezekiel Ayers, Sr,, Philip 
Cummins and Amos Ayers. Witnesses — Cornelius Flummerfelt, 
Samuel Chidster, John Fortunate. Proved Apr. 2, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 340; File 549S. 

1794, Nov. 19. Bloomfield, Jarvis, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Phinehas Manning. Fellowbondsman— -John Manning; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 538. 

1794, Nov. 11. Inventory, £305.6.; made by James Brown and 
James Paton. File 8521 — 8526L. 

1791, Jan. 16. Bogart, Thunis, of Boonton, Morris Co.; nuncupa- 
tive will of. Wife, Aletta Bogart, all my estate, both real and per- 
sonal. Lib. 35, p. 28. 

1791, Mar. 10. Citation, Alletta Bogart, widow of Thunis Bogart, 
dec'd, against Adrian Bogart, Adrian Bogart, Jr., Peter Bogart, 
John Van Alft and Magdalen, his wife, late Magdalen Bogart, and 
Elizabeth Bogart; the next of kin to Thunis Bogart, dec'd. 

1791, Mar, 28, Confirmation of the nuncupative will presented 
by the widow, Aletta Bogart, on motion of her Attorney, Gabriel H. 
Ford. Signed by Jabez Campfield, Surrogate. 

1791, Mar. 28. Bond of Adm'rs with will annexed. Adm'rs — 
Alletta Bogart and George D. Brinckerhoff. Fellowbondsman — 
Nathan Ford; all of said Co. Witnesses — Edmund Kingsland, Jos. 
Lewis. 

1791, Jan. 27. Inventory, £132,10., made by Edmund Kingsland 
and Henry W. Drake. File 761N. 

1791, Feb. 11. Bogert, Jacob, of Hackensack Precinct, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Nephew, John Bogert, (son of brother Cornelius 
Bogert), lot of land opposite the Lutheran Church, bought of heirs 
of Cornelius Van Arelant, dec'd; all personal estate, and % part of 
remainder of real estate in Bergen Co. Nephews, Albert, Jacob, 
Hendrick and Cornelius Bogert, (sons of brother Cornelius Bogert), 
each Vs part of lands in Bergen Co. Executors — nephews, John 
and Albert Bogert. Witnesses — John Cutwater, Johannis Bougart 
[Bogert], Thomas Taylor, Jr. Proved Mar. 8, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 164; File 2252B. 

1795, Mar. 19. Boggs, Mary, Haddonfield, Gloucester Co., single 
woman. Int. Adm'rs — Francis Boggs and James Boggs. Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas Githens; all of said Co. Lib. 3'5, p. 302. 



44 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Mar. 18. Inventory, £257.10.3; made by Thomas Redman 
and Thomas Githens. File 1921H. 

1792, Sept. 22. Bond, Edward, of Independence Twsp., Sussex 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Margaret Bond, the widow. Fellowbondsman — 
John Drake, Jr. Lib. 34, p. 182. 

1792, Sept. 26. Inventory £91.14.6, made by John Drake, Jr. 
and John Hull. File 520S. 

1795, June 9. Bond, William, of Independence Twsp., Sussex 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Anne Bond, widow, Fellowbondsman — Mont- 
gomery Reading; both of said place. Lib, 36. p. 132. 

1795, June 5. Inventory, £32.3.4; made by Montgomery Reading 
and Arthur Hazen. File 617S. 

1795, Feb. 28. Boogner, [Buchner] Philip, of Newton, Sussex 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah Boogner (her mark). Fellowbondsmen — 
Abner Woodruff and Robert Thomson; all of Newton, said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 135. 

1795, Feb. 24. Inventory, £283.4.3; made by Zacharius Hibler 
and George McEowen. File 618S. 

1787, Apr. 10, Borden, Joseph, Sr., of Bordentown, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, rents and profits of all real estate 
during her widowhood; also all silver plate, chinaware, linen, and 
as much household furniture as she may choose; also i/4 of personal 
estate and interest from the other %ths. Son, Joseph, mesuage 
and farm in Chesterfield, said Co., whereon he now lives, of 230 
acres, including 16 acres given me by my father; also ceder swamp 
in Mommouth Co., called Snag Swamp, adjoining Kirby's swamp 
(6 acres); all in trust during his life. Should son Joseph have a 
son, the lands to said son; but, if he dies without m^ale issue, then 
to his daughter, Elizabeth, on her marriage or when 21. If grand- 
daughter, Elizabeth, dies without issue, said lands to be sold and 
proceeds equally divided between such of my grandsons and 
granddaughters of the PvIcKean and Hopkinson families as shall 
then be living. Granddaughter Elizabeth Borden, carriage house 
corner of Prince and Market Sts., Bordentown. Grandson, Joseph 
Borden McKean, 10 acres of land at Jay's Hill, Chesterfield Twsp. 
Grandson, Joseph Hopkinson, all lots and fields included within 
bounds of Second St., Market St., Douglas's run of water, Ivins' 
red house lot and Crosswick road back to Second St.; also house 
where I dwell purchased of Joseph Kirkbride and the Tavern 
house and lot (bounded by Main, Market and Second Sts., and 
Joseph Pancoast's lot) now in tenure of Okey Hoagland. Grandson, 
Francis Hopkinson, 2 lots of Marsh Meadow on Crosswick Creek 
(one the Northwest Reach, the other in Nottingham Twsp., adjoin- 
ing marsh of Samuel Farnsworth, dec'd). Other lands (of various 
lots and acreage) to be sold. After marriage or decease of wife, 
the % of personal estate in trust to her to be divided, i.e., son, 
Joseph, ^A part; grandson Joseph Borden McKean and grand- 
daughters of McKean family, Vz part, and grandson, Francis Hop- 
kinson, and granddaughters of the Hopkinson family, the other Vs 
part. Book accounts against son Joseph, and son-in-law Francis 
Hopkinson, to be given them. Executors — ^wife, Elizabeth, sonrin- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 46 

law, Francis Hopkinson, and friend, John Oliver. Witnesses — 
Burgess Allison, Peter Wilson and Deborah Van Dyke. 

1788, Mar. 19. Codicil. Having conveyed to Samuel Rogers, 
certain lands bequeathed to grandson, Joseph Hopkinson, in lieu 
there of, said grandson to have 10 acres off the Schoolhouse lot, 
bounded by land of Samuel Farnsworth, dec'd, Mary Brown, Edward 
Brook and Israel Wright, dec'd. Witnesses — the same. 

1788, Dec. 4. Codicil. Son, Joseph, being lately dec'd, to Mary 
Borden, widow of Joseph, Vs of profits of land bequeathed to said 
son, while she is his widow. To friend Joseph Potts, £100. for 
faithful services. Niece, Deborah Van Dyke, £30, if she remains 
the widow of Jos. Van Dyke (said 2 legacies to be paid out of son 
Joseph's share of my personal estate). Granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Borden, remainder of her father's share of personal estate. Wit- 
nesses — the same. 

1789, Jan. 7. Codicil. Whereas, Thomas McKean and his son, 
Robert McKean, made an agreement to pay a yearly rent for 
certain lands deeded to them, during the life of myself and wife, 
and they have failed to make said payments; the amount of said 
indebtedness is to be charged against them, and the legacies unto 
my grandchildren of the McKean family are not to be made until 
said payments are received or recovered by my executors. Wit- 
nesses — the same. Proved April 21, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 108. 

[Deborah Van Dyke, in probate of will signs as, "Deborah Ap- 
plegate".]. 

1791, May 16. Inventory, £6,641. 8. 91/2 ; made by, Isaac Cowgill 
and John Butler. File 11364C. 

1795, Aug. 14. Borradaill, William, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co., will of. Wife, Jerusia, remainder of estate after debts are 
paid, for bringing up the children. The 4 sons, Arthur, William 
Frampton, John and Thomas, to be bound out to a trade when of 
suitable age. Executors — wife, Jerusia and nephew, Samuel Shute. 
Witnesses — John Cox, William Cox and Morgan Hollinshead. Proved 
Nov. 3, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 236. 

1795, Oct. 21. Inventory, £76.12.6; made by John Cox and 
Thomas Stokes. File 11584C. 

1791, Jan. 17. Borton, Rachel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joshua Borton (husband of the late Rachel). Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel Ellis; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 186; File 11365C. 

1795, Nov. 25. Borton, Samuel, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Rhoda Borton. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Engle; 
both of said place. Lib. 35, p. 252. 

1795, Dec. 30. Inventory, £415.13.10; made Jacob Hollinshead 
and Joseph Engle. File 11645C. 

1788, June 25. Boss, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Nephew, Joseph Boss, 6 pence in lieu of his birthright. 
Wife, Elizabeth, rest of estate, real and personal. Executors — 
friends; Cornelius Hoppock and William Taylor. Witnesss — Jno. 
Lambert, John Lafler, Joseph Collins. Proved Sept. 17, 1791. 

Lib, 32, p. 328. 



46 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1791, Sept. 16. Renunciation by Cornelius Hoppock and William 
Taylor, as executors. 

1791, Sept. 17. Adm'r — Jacob Sarvis (with will annexed). 
Fellowbondsman — Peter Johnson; both of said Co. 

1791, Sept. 15. Inventory, £82.7.9; made by Peter Johnson and 
Daniel Wikoff. File 1547J. 

1792, Jan. 21. Boulton, William, of Mansfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Hannah Boulton and Joseph Boulton, Jr. Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph Brown; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 406. 

1792, Feb. 1. Inventory, £228.15.; made by Joseph Brown and 
Joseph Boulton. File 11428C. 

1792, Mar. 7. Bourk, Hubert De, of Morristown, Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Israel Canfield. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Canfield; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 115. 

1792, Apr. 23. Inventory, £3.16.11; made by Jabez Beach and 
Elisha Ayers. File 787N. 

1792, Nov. 4. Bowman, Henry Richarcl, of Shrewsbury Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.,; will of. Wife, Abigail, 6 sheep in lieu of her dower. 
To Thomas Ledson, my sorrel horse. To Colonel Samuel Forman, 
the time of negro boy, Joseph (aged 11), and negro girl, Maria 
aged 3), until they are of age when they are to be free. To Doctor 
John Johnson, gold sleeve buttons, a heifer with calf and 1 cow. 
To widow Mary Fenimore, 6 china cups and saucer. To Jemima 
Traford, (daughter of Samuel Traford), 1 silver tea tongue. To 
Ann, (daughter of Thomas Ledson, Jr.), 1 silver tea pot. To Joseph 
White, (a native of Germany), 6 sheep; to his wife, 1 coffee pot, 
cup and saucer. Residue to be distributed among deserving poor 
of the Town. Executors — Dr. John Johnson and Colonel Samuel 
Forman. Witnesses — Samuel White, Peter Wardel, Samuel Corlis. 
Proved Nov. 19, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 338. 

1792, Nov. 7. Inventory, £171.4.10; made by Thomas Morford, 
and William Pintard. File 6655-6662M. 

1789, Apr. 20. Bowman, Thomas, Sr., of Lebanon Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rachel, £10 yearly, paid by sons, 
John, Thomas and Cornelius; also, privileges of house and garden, 
use of all household furniture, and to be provisioned by sons while 
widow. Son, John, choice of horses as his birthright, and V2 of 
plantation whereon I now live. Son, Cornelius, other ^ of planta- 
tion, and £20, to be paid by son Thomas. Son, Thomas, plantation 
whereon he now lives (originally part of farm). Son, Peter, £300, 
to be paid by other 3 sons. Daughters, Nellie and Rachel, each 
interest of £100. @ 6%; to be paid yearly, and the principal to their 
children after their decease. Sons, John and Cornelius, all personal, 
except that reserved for wife's use; John, the clock, after her de- 
cease. Executors — sons, John and Thomas. Witnesses — Abraham 
Couvenhoven, Daniel Dils and Peter Dils. 

1790, Oct. 14. Codicil. Oldest daughter, Nellie, the £6 yearly 
interest; but her children are not to have the £100 principal at her 
decease. Sons, John and Cornelius, 37 acres lately purchased of 
William Gearharty. Witnesses — Daniel Dils, Peter Dils and Peter 
Himey. Proved Aug. 9, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 222. 



CALENDAR OP WILLS— 1791-1795 47 

1792, Mar. 21. Inventory, £369.11.9; made by John Low and 
Daniel Dils. File 1600J. 

1795, Oct. 20. Bowne, Jonathan, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — John Combs, Jr. and Elizabeth Combs. Fellowbondsr 
man — William Gordon; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 528. 

1795, Oct. 15. Inventory, £834.2.8; made by Peter Smyth and 
William Gordon. File 7199— 7210M. 

1791, May 18. Boyce, Francis, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, to be provided for by my Ex- 
ecutor during term of her natural life; also the privilege of the 
house, one milch cow, a feather bed, etc., and all my pewter. Sons, 
Thomas and Daniel, the place whereon Daniel now lives joining to 
Widow Stevenson's, with stock and moveables, to be equally divided 
between them; they are to pay my daughter, Hannah Starling, 
£10; my son, John Boyce, £11; and to John Cross, £10. Daughter, 
Mary Oliver, 5 shillings. Son, Francis, plantation whereon I live; 
also a small poplar box with my writings therein, and rest of 
personal. Sons, Thomas and Daniel, £20 each, to be paid by son, 
Francis. Executor — son, Francis Boyce. Witnesses—Job Silver, 
Walter Wilson, Jeremiah Burrough. Proved Nov. 9, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 343. 

1791, Jan. 6. Inventory, £123.8., made by William Abbott and 
Thos. Akers. 

1791, Sept. 15. Account by Francis Boyce, the executor. 

1791, Nov. 2. Exception taken by Daniel Boice of account filed 
by Francis Boyce. 

1793, May 6. Reply of Francis Boyce. File 1548J. 

1793, Mar. 30. Boylan, John, of Bedminister, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Ellenor Boylan and Samuel Boylan. Fellowbondsman — 
James Boylan; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 273; File 913 R. 

1788, Aug. 2. Boys, James, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. My negro, Ishmael, and wench, Dina, to have their freedom, 
and their children, i.e., John, Tom and Cato, to be bound out until 
they are 21. To Alexander Moffit, and his sister, Peggy, and to 
such other relations who might claim any right in my estate, 5 
shillings each, to cut them out. To Joseph Compton and Enoch 
Stillwell, my estate, to be equally divided between them. Executors 
— Joseph Compton and Enoch Stillwell. Witnesses — Zebulon Comp- 
ton, Sarah Compton, George Romer. Proved Jan. 11, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 76; File 897R. 

1795, Nov. 13. Boze, Thomas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaac 
De Hart Busze. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Ogden; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 500. 

1795, Nov. 14. Inventory, £218.10.; made by Stephen Plum and 
Samuel Ogden. File 8154 — 8159G. 

1795, June 4. Branson [Bronsteder], Henry, Sr., of Newton, 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, £10. Daughter, Abigail, £50, 
when 21. Sons, Henry and John, residue of real and personal 
estate. Executors — ^friend and former master, Samuel Cooper, and 



48 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

son, Henry. Witnesses — Joseph Cooper, Charles Hall, Joseph Jacobs 
and William R. Long. Proved Sept. 10, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 268. 

1795, Sept. 7. Inventory, £189.17.6; made by Joseph Cooper and 
William R. Long. 

1795, Sept. 20. Renunciation by Samuel Cooper, one of the ex- 
ecutors. File 1922H. 

1791, Dec. 12. Brant, Abigail, of Essex Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Jonathan Brant, of said Co., deceased. Said ward being out of Ward- 
ship of Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of William Brant as her 
Guardian. Guardian — William Brant. Fellowbondsman — Malthas 
Brant; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 513; File 7158-7161G. 

1794, Apr. 3. Brant, David, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, one horsechair, 2 cows, best room in 
house and % of land while widow. Son, Jacob, 50 acres adjoin- 
ing land of Lewis Brant, dwelling house and 5 acres of salt meadow 
at mouth of Rahway River. Son, James, 5 acres of salt meadow 
adjoining that given Jacob; also £100, when 25 (to be paid by 
Jacob) ; also Jacob's land, should he die without issue. Son, Wil- 
liam £5 (to be paid by Jacob), he already having had his share. 
Son, Peter, £50, when 25, if he returns home. Grandson, Abraham 
Brant (son of son, John, dec'd), £5. Remainder of land to be sold 
and divided between daughters, Mary Moore (wife of Daniel B. 
Moore), and Susannah Oliver (wife of William Oliver). Movables 
to be sold and residue divided between wife, Mary, son, James, and 
daughters, Mary Moore and Susannah Oliver. Executors — friend, 
John Shotwell and son, Jacob. Witnesses — Alexander Scott, Nathan 
Shotwell, James Shotwell. Proved July 1, 1794. 

1794, July 3. Inventory, £171.6.2; made by Benjamin Brook- 
field and Amos Morss. Lib. 33, p. 380; File 7856-7863G. 

1795, Oct. 19. Brant, Moses, of Morris Co. Ward, Son of Solomon 
Brant of said Co., dec'd; being out of the Wardship of his Guardian 
in Soccage, makes choice of Phebe Brant. Guardian — Phebe Brant. 
Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Genung; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 97; File 865N. 
1795, Sept. 2. Brant, Solomon, Jr., of Morris Co, Ward. Son of 
Solomon Brant, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the Wardship of 
his Guardian in Soccage, Phebe Brant, makes choice of Uzal Ward, 
Guardian — Uzal Ward. Fellowbondsman — Israel Brant; both of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 97; File 865N. 

1794, Aug. 2. Bray, Samuel, Sr., of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, her choice of household furniture, 
services of negroes, Vs right of dower in lands and her support by 
son Daniel while widow. Daughter, Anna Bray, one acre of land 
with house, adjoining land of John Holmes, Jonathan Holmes, dec'd 
and John Bray, dec'd, and the Baptist Meeting House lot, during her 
life, (then entailed to her heirs; if none, then to son Daniel); also, 
negro girl, Charlotta, and weaving loom. Daughters, Sarah Cooper, 
Rebecca Worrel and Anna Bray, remainder of furniture after wife's 
decease and residue of movables. Daughter-in-law, Mary Bray 
(wife of son Samuel), a negro wench. Sons, Samuel and Daniel, all 
land in Middletown Twsp. and Freehold. Son, Samuel, that part of 
home tract between lands of John Bray, dec'd, and Dr. John John- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 49 

son, dec'd, (same entailed to his eldest male heir, or his eldest 
female heir my % of profits to his wife Mary while his widow, 
until youngest child is of age). Son, Daniel, the northwestward 
part of home tract, during his life, then to his 2 daughters, Rhoda 
Bray and Susannah Bray (his wife, Sarah, having her thirds should 
he die first). Tract in Freehold, Freehold Twsp., purchased of Samuel 
Holmes, and adjoining land sold by Samuel Holmes to William 
Lawrence, and land of Asher Holmes; also tract in Kingwood Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co., held by deed from John Bray, dec'd, all divided 
between the 2 sons. Son, Samuel's land, entailed to his son, Samuel, 
and his eldest male heir, or, in failure of male line, to eldest female. 
Son, Daniel's land, entailed to his 2 daughters, or to his son (should 
he have male issue). Son, Daniel, also, all rights of Pi'opriety in 
East Jersey lands. Daughter, Rebecca Worrel, negro girl Bellar, 
and use of V2 acre of pasture joining to Cyrenius Van Mater's land 
on the east; also flax hatchel that was her grandmother Coxe's. 
Grandsons, Nicholas, Richard and William Worrel, '5 acre lot in 
Freehold bought of Joseph Kinnan, divided between them. Children 
— i.e., Sarah, Rebecca, Samuel, Daniel and Anna, all books and 
pamphlets divided between them. To John Bowne (son of William 
Bowne) the present owner of home place of John Bowne dec'd), a 
tract of land in Middletown on Bay shore, by deed of Jan. 22, 1727, 
conveyed to my father, John Bray, by my grand father John Bowne 
(except Sedge Island between Shoal Harbor and Ware Creek, 
known as Bowne's Island), on condition he have said deed recorded 
(said land entailed to his eldest son). Sons, Samuel and Daniel, each 
V2 of said Bowne's Island; also, on failure of said John Bowne 
having said deed recorded in one year, the said land bequeathed to 
him. Executors — son, Daniel, Asher Holmes and John S. Holmes. 
Witnesses — Jacob Holmes, Samuel Holmes, Barnes B. Smock. Proved 
Sept. 1, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 400 

1794, Sept. 3. Inventory, £714.14.9, including goods left Mrs. 
Bray and 6 negroes; made by John Schenck, Sr. and John Smock. 

File 6995-7012M. 

1791, June 2S. Brecount, Solomon, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 

— Daniel Brecount. Fellowbondsman — Freeman Morris; both of 

said Co. Lib. 32, p. 465; File 7741-7742L. 

1795, Oct. 6. Brick, Joshua, Jr., of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son 
of Joshua Brick, of Cumberland Co., dec'd; being out of the ward- 
ship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of John Reeve. 
Guardian — John Reeve. Fellowbondsman — Henry Rulon, Jr.; both 
of Woodbury, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 307; File 1920H. 

1793, Oct. 6. Brick, Mary, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
widow of Joshua Brick, dec'd; will of. Sisters, Rachel Clark and 
Ruth Fithian, each £20; also lands during their lives. After said 
sisters' decease, land to be sold and proceeds divided between 
sisters, Hannah, Rachel, Amy and Ruth, or their heirs. Sister, 
Hannah Leake, £5. Sister, Amy Moore, £15. Residue to be divided 
between the 4 sisters. Executor — brother, Joel Fithian. Witnesses 
— Charles Clark, Benjamin Peck, Aulay McCalla. Proved Dec. 30, 
1794. Lib. 35, p. 165; File 1057F. 

1795, April 4. Brick, Richard of Mannington, Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, John, all estate when 21. Should son die before 21, estate got 



50 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

by wife to be equally divided between brother-in-law, Benjamin 
Low and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Low. Executors — brother-in-law, 
Benjamin Low, Joseph Sloan and Samuel Leake. Witnesses — John 
Wistar, William Smith and William Hunt. Proved May 22, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 308. 

1795, April 17. Inventory, £4528.14.; by William Smith and 

Samuel Austin. File 2126Q. 

1795, June 20. Briggs, John, of Lower Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. To daughter, Sarah Elwell, 40 acres beginning 
at lane of Isaac Harris along line by Levy Smith to great road that 
leads to William Wood's mill. Daughter, Rachel Briggs, eastern part 
of plantation beginning at Sarah Elwell's corner in Salter's line and 
running down to the Mill pond. Grandson, Joseph Hall, 40 acres of 
land and swamp beginning in Abbot Sayer's line. Son, Stockton, 
rest of plantation and residue. Executors — Stockton Briggs and 
Joseph Elwell. Witnesses — Reade Sheppard, Abraham Harris and 
Joseph Wood. Proved Aug. 25, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 324. 

1795, July 21. Inventory, £530.10.9; made by John Smith and 
Brazillai Jefress. File 2124Q. 

1795, May 5. Brink, Johannis, of Sandyston, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Johannis D. Westbrook, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — John 
Holmes, of Newton, said Co., merchant. Lib. 36, p. 133. 

1795, April 10. Inventory, £834.2.9; made by John Venetter and 
Guisbert Sutfin. File 1619S. 

1793, May 28. Brink, Maria, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Jonathan 
Willis. Fellowbondsman — Thos. Anderson; both of Newton, said 
Co. Witnesses— Josiah Dyer and Abia F. Baird. 

Lib. 33, p. 342; File 550S. 

1793, Sept. 3. Brinley, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. To Asher Brinley (son of Elizabeth Brinley), 1 acre of 
land on southerly side of lower cedar swamp joining to William 
Parker's land. To Lydia Brinley (daughter of Elizabeth Brinley), 
1 acre of land adjoining. Brothers, William Brinley, merchant, and 
Jacob Brinley, each £50. Brother, Reape Brinley, remainder of real. 
Sister, Lydia Eaton, £50. To John Brinley (son of Mary Foster), 
£150, when 21; also silver watch and gold buttons marked G. B. To 
Charlotte Brinley (daughter of Lydia Parker), £150, when 18. To 
Sarah Green, £10. Residue in proportion to all legatees. Executors 
— brother Reape Brinley and friend Timothy Corlis. Witnesses — 
Sarah White, Margaret Corlis, Peter Woolley. Proved Sept. 16, 
1795. Lib. 33, p. 524; File 7211-7212M. 

1791, June 2. Brittain, Nathaniel, of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co., Int. Adm'rs — Rachel Brittain and Richard Cox. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas Cox; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 411. 

1791, May 28. Inventory, £537.12.1; made by Richard Kinnan 
and Thomas Cox. File 6459-6462M. 

1791, Dec. 22. Broadley, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Peter Grim. Fellowbondsman — Joel Wescott both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 216. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 61 

1792, Apr. 5. Inventory, £8.4.8%, made by James Willson and 
John Stephens. File 1758H. 

1795, Mar. 11. Broadwell, William, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
David Broadwell. Fellowbondsman — David Ross; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 95; File 866N. 

1791, June 25. Brooke, Charles, of Bridgetown, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Amy, residue. Only child and son, Abraham, £300; 
the same to be put out to interest until he is 21. Executors — 
wife. Amy, and friends, Richard Hartshorne, of Ash Swamp, and 
Ambrose Copeland, of Bridgetown. Witnesses — John Shotwell, 
Henry Shotwell, Joseph DCamp. Proved Apr. 2, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 227; File 8169-8170L. 

1795, June 1. Brookfield, John, of Morristown, Moi'ris Co.;; will 
of. Grandson, Silas Brookfield (son of son James, dec'd), shoe 
buckles and tract of land corner of Keys' and Alfred's tracts, along 
Alfred's tract (now belonging to heirs of Elijah Pierson, dec'd) to 
outside of land purchased of Sarah Norris and Elizabeth Smith, on 
east side of road (29 acres). Grandson, John Brookfield, knee 
buckles, and tract of land whereon he now lives (above land devised 
to grandson Silas); also land bought of Jonathan Tichenor (5^/4 
acres) known as Old Saw Mill lot. Son, Job, wearing apparel and 
shoe buckles, and tract of land adjoining land devised to grandsons; 
also a tract northeasterly of corner of land devised to daughter 
Phebe, to line of lands late Nathan Reeve's; also remainder of lots 
bought of Zopher Hatheway and Benjamin Lindsey. Granddaughter, 
Mary Brookfield (daughter of son James, dec'd) and great grand- 
son, James Brookfield Stites (son of Daniel Stites, dec'd), 4 acres 
of land formerly sold by Nathan Reeve to Stephen Conkling, jr., and 
bought of Sheriff Prudden Ailing, adjoining to land of heirs of Elijah 
Pierson, dec'd; also part of orchard, when they are 21. Daughter, 
Rachel Goble, tract of land corner of above 4 acre lot and along land 
devised to daughter Phebe, crossing land bought of Zopher Hathe- 
way, to stake in line of late Nathan Reeve, but now Sam Ford's. 
Daughter, Rachel, part of land bought of Benjamin Lindsley and 
Zopher Hatheway. Daughter, Phebe (wife of Matthias Burnet), 
tract of land northeasterly of lands devised to daughter Rachel, 
running to line of lands devised to son Job. Granddaughter, Phebe 
Goble, a cow in hands of Ebenezer Sturges. To Esther Crane (who 
lives with me), my proportions of increase of said cow and money 
due from her father, Ezekial Crane, for keeping her, when 18. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Brookfield and Sarah Goble, piece of curtain calico. 
Residue to be divided between son Job, daughters, Rachel and Phebe, 
each 1/4 part and grandson, James Brookfield Stites, Va. part. Ex- 
ecutors — son. Job Brookfield and grandson, Silas Brookfield. Wit- 
nesses — David Freeman, Stephen Rose and Silas Lindsley. Proved 
June 29, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 70. 

1795, June r5. Inventory £240.15.5; made by Silas Lindsly and 
Stephen Rose; also bonds and notes for £420.15.10. File 867N. 

1793, Jan. 13. Brookfield, Noah, of Springfield Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Mother, Abigail Brookfield, all movables and use of real 
estate during her life. Brother, Jobe Brookfield, lands after mother's 
decease; for which he is to pay £300, this sum to be equally divided 
between brothers and sisters (unnamed), each £60 payable in 5 years. 



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Executor — eldest brother, Jobe Brookfield. Witnesses — James Roll, 
Gilbert Edwards, Joseph Potter. Proved Apr. 8, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 203; File 7632G. 
1792, July 8. Brooks, Edward, Sr., of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
will of. Wife, Joannah, use and interest of whole estate during her 
life. Son, Edward, £10. Son, William, lot of woodland adjoining 
lands of William Abbott and Daniel Rine; after decease of his 
mother. Daughter, Ann Brooks, £200, the house and lot where I 
live, and all furniture and silver, after the decease of her mother. 
Grandson, Edward Brooks (son of son William), £200, when 21. Two 
houses in Phila. to be sold. Executrix — wife, Joannah Brooks. Wit- 
nesses — John Taylor, John Edwards. Thomas Wallin. Proved Oct. 
12, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 348; File 11429C. 

1795, Aug. 23. Brooks, Edward, late of the City of Philadelphia, 
now of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; will of. Mother, Johannah 
Brooks and sister, Anne Brooks, rents and profits of farm in 
Mansfield Twsp., purchased of Isaac Hornor and Peter Rainer, 
during their lives. Brother, William Brooks, £10. To cousins, Mary 
Sykes and Catherine Sykes (daughters of uncle Anthony Sykes), 
£250 each. To cousins — the 4 children of uncle Benjamin Sykes, 
£150 each, when respectively 18. To John Lohra (my former clerk), 
£500. To my farmer, Joshua Fenimore, house and lot of land 
purchased of father, Edward Brooks, in Chesterfield, said Co., 
bounded by lands late Israel Wright's and lands of Caleb Carman 
and others; also kitchen furniture and 40 dollars. Remainder of 
lands to be sold and the residue of estate bequeathed to the 
Abolition Society of Philadelphia, in trust for the use of free schools. 
Executors — John Lohra and Josiah Coates, of Philadelphia, and 
John Oliver, of Bordentown. Witnesses — John Taylor, Anthony 
Taylor and Samuel Minick. Proved Sept. 4, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 232. 

1795, Sept. 8. Renunciation by Josiah L. Coates, of Philadelphia, 
one of the Executors. 

1795, Nov. 7. Inventory. £6,361.11.101/^; made by John Thorn 
and Isaac Cowgill. File 11585C. 

1789, Mar. 17. Brooks, Seth, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, EUeanor, £15. Son, Seth, land 
from northwest corner of land of Nicholas Johnson running to land 
purchased of Joseph James, during his life; then to his sons, 
Thomas and Enoch. Son, John, from a corner joining land late of 
Seth Bowen, dec'd, running to land of Nicholas Johnson, including 
land purchased of Caleb Barrett. Grandson, Ira Brooks, and son 
John, a marsh near Tindel's Island, divided between them. Grand- 
son, Ira Brooks, messuage beginning at southeast corner of land 
purchased of Caleb Barrett to Israel Pemberton's line, during his 
life; if he dies without issue, same to my sons, David and John. 
Grandsons, James and Samuel Brooks, part of a fork meadow, when 
21. Granddaughters, Hannah and Mary Brooks, land purchased of 
Joseph James, when 21. Grandsons, Thomas and Enoch Brooks, % 
of marsh meadow called Holmes'; grandson, Ira Brooks, other % 
of said meadow. Son, David, £15. Daughter, Elizabeth Hall, £10. 
Daughter, Temperance Sheppard, 10 shillings. Daughter, Elleanor 
Falkner, £8. Executors — wife Elleanor, and son David. Witnesses — 
Joel Miller, Jacob Steelling, Wm. Leslie. Proved Nov. 19, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 487. 



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1792, Nov. 20. Inventory. £139.19.8; made by Joel Sheppard 
and Elisha Swinney. File 1025F. 

1794, 3rd mo. 26. Brotherton, Henry, Jr., of Mendham Twsp., 
Morris Co.; will of. Sister, Grace Brotherton, £15. Sister, Sarah 
Brotherton, £10. Youngest sister, Mercy Brotherton, £10. Nephew, 
Charles Nicols (son of sister Mary Nicols), £10. Brother, William 
Brotherton, clothes. Brother-in-law, Benjamin Nicols, £20. Nephew, 
Henry Crane (son of sister Elizabeth), £5. Nephew, Henry Bonnel 
(son of sister Ann Bonnel), £5. Residue to mother (not named). 
Executor — brother-in-law, Benjamin Nicols. Witnesses — Hartshorne 
Fitz Randolph, Thomas Dell, Anna Fitz Randolph and Henry 
Bonnel. Proved Jan. 27, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 88 

1794, 4th mo. 3rd. Inventory, £115.19.3; made by John Brotherton 
and Richard Dell. File 868N. 

1793, Nov. 19. Brounson, EH, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Ann Reeves. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Harker; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 100 

1793, Nov. 14. Inventory, £29.16.6; made by Jehu Ward and 
Jonathan Harker. File 1841H. 

1795, May 29. Brower, John, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Brower. Fellowbondsman — John Broumer; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Richard Zabrisky and Nehemiah Wade. Lib. 33, p. 359 

1795, June 11. Inventory, £258.15.4; made by Peter Christie and 
John Demarest. File 2500B.-2502B. 

1794, Oct. 12. Browing, Jacob, of Maurice River Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, real estate in Gloucester Co. and 
negro wench, Violet, during her life; also negro man. Jack, who is to 
be set free in 7 years. Son, George, home plantation, Vz of saw 
mill and negro boy, Nat, when 21. Son, William, other V2 of saw 
mill, grist mill and real in Gloucester Co. after his mother's decease; 
also 20 acres of meadow, beginning at John Scot's line; and negro 
boy. Pomp, and negro boy Charles, when 21, Whole estate in Cum- 
berland Co. to be valued and the surplus, after sons George and 
William are of age, to be divided between daughters, Mary, Rebecca 
Catharine and Sarah. Wife is pregnant; should child be a boy, 
sons George and William each to pay him $100; should child be a 
girl, she is to share with other daughters. Daughters, the residue. 
Wife, guardian of the children. Executors — wife and brother, George 
Browning. Witnesses — William Price and Robert Smith. Proved 
Nov. 5, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 163; File 1058F. 

1794, Sept. 29. Brown, Asher, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Eliza- 
beth Brown (the widow) and Daniel Brown. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Riggs; all of said Co. Lib, 33, p, 394. 

1794, Sept. 30. Inventory, £702.12.3; made by Joshua Winans 
and Joseph Davis. File 7864-78 6 9G. 

1790, Feb. 17. Brown, Benjamin; of Northampton Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Son, Abraham, 154 acres at upper end of home 
plantation adjoining Joseph Champion, Son, Joseph, 154^ acres of 
said farm adjoining lands of Francis Vinecomb, deceased. Son, 
Samuel, 6 acres, enclosed in that given to son Joseph. Eldest dauglv- 



54 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

ters, Rhoda Champion and Mary Sooy, £2 each. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Brown, £6 and 1 cow. Daughter, Sarah Burr, 2 cows, 6 sheep and 
£3. Sons, Abraham and Joseph, each to pay Vz of debts. Son, Joseph, 
the residue. Executor — son, Joseph Brown. Witnesses — John 
Powell, William Simons, John Allen, Proved Jan. 4, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 117; File 11366C. 

1793, Feb. 5. Brown, Caleb, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Brown. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Evans; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 98. 

1793, Feb. 5, Inventory, £129.15.11; made by Ephraim Cheesman 
and Isaac Tomlinson. File 1842H. 

1795, July 27. Brown, Hermanus, of Horseneck, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Vanderhoof. Fellowbondsmen — Timothy Gould and 
Abraham Vanderhoff; all of said Co. Lib. 33. p. 498. 

1795, Feb. 26. Inventory, £27.11.4; made by Timothy Gould and 
Aaron Kiersted. File 8160-8163G. 

1775, Apr. 8. Brown, James, Sr., of Knowlton, Sussex Co.; will 
of. Land divided into lots. Wife, Sarah, household furniture, cattle, 
horses and sheep, and use and benefits of lots No. 4, 5 and 6, with 
new dwelling house in lot No. 6, during her widowhood; should wife 
marry, said lots outright to the hereinafter named legatees; the live 
stock to be divided between all the children and, wife, to have £60. 
Eldest son, John, 20 shillings for his birth right; also land surveyed 
for him in Knowlton, being part of plantation purchased of Joseph 
Pancoast, known as lot No. 1, begining at Coxe's Comer near the 
Great Road to Henry Bruglar's Corner. Son, James, lot No. 2 ('53% 
acres), begining in Tocconetcong (river) at line of William Nice's 
Mill to Cadwallader's tract. Daughter, Martha (wife of Henry 
Bruglar), lot no. 3 (53^/^ acres), along Tocconetcong river. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah (wife of Ralph Brughlar), lot no. 4 (53 ^/^ acres) begin- 
ing at son James' corner to Scott's line. Daughter, Charity, lot No. 
5 (53^/^ acres), begining at Coxe's Corner in Kikindahl's line. Son 
Daniel, homestead lot No. 6 (53% acres), begining at corner in 
Kikindahl's line. (Charity and Daniel to live with their mother until 
of age.) Son, John, 25 acres off lot purchased of Thomas Farms- 
worth, and the remaining 59 acres to be equally divided between 
the other 5 children. Son, James and Henry Bruglar, % of 200 acre 
lot purchased of John Bray. Son, Daniel and daughter, Charity, the 
other Vz of Bray lot divided between them. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
and friend and kinsman, Robert Ellison. Witnesses — ^John King, 
William Stringer, Wm. Rea. Proved Oct. 16, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 333. 

1793, Oct. 10. Inventory, £42.0.7; made by Peter Belles and 
Willliam Sutton. File 55 IS. 

1790, . Brown, James, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 

will of. Wife, (not named), to be provided for by sons. To Thomas 
and Peter Andrews, (wife's 2 sons by her former marriage), £15 
each. Son, Job Brown, £100. Son, George Brown, £150. Sons, Job, 
Mark and George Brown, the residue in equal shares; they to pro- 
vide for their mother. Executors — the 3 sons. Job, Mark and George 
Brown. Witnesses — Jonathan Harker, Isaiah Ward, George C. Ward. 
Proved, Jan. 21, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 428. 

1792, Jan. 21. Inventory, £1,097.15.6; made by James Wilkins 
and John Wood. File 1800H. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 55 

1795, Jan. 6. Brown, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Daniel 
Brown. Fellowbondsman — James Kellum; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 300. 

1794, Oct. 16. Inventory, £29.2.; made by James Kellum and 
John Giberson. File 1923H. 

1794, Mar. 13. Brown, Mary, of Gloucester Twsp. and Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Evans. Fellowbondsman — Evan Evans; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 82. 

1794, Mar. 3. Inventory, £161.11.3; made by Isaac Tomlinson 
and Ephraim Cheesman. File 1880H. 

1791, Jan. 5. Brown, Nathaniel, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Sarah 
Brown (the widow) and Asher Brown. Fellowbondsman — Obadiah 
Crane; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 508 

1791, Jan. 11. Inventory, £166.19.11; made by Henry Brown and 
Daniel Brown. File 7162-7165G. 

1782, Jan. 21. Brown, Patrick of Rockberry [Roxbury] Twsp., 
Morris Co.; will of. Son, George, my Negro man, Dick. Negro boy, 
Ben, to be sold and money divided between my 4 children, Timothy, 
Mary, Jean and Catharine. Son, George, any land I may possess. 
Remainder of moveables to be equally divided between all my chil- 
dren. Should I marry again; widow to have her third. Executors — 
friend, John Mehelm, Esq., and son-in-law, John Barkley. Witnesses 
— Henry Miller, Andrew Shoulder, Henry Miller, Jr. Proved Apr. 
1, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 16. 

1791, Mar. 2S. Inventory, £116.17.3, including notes held against 
Philip Rowe, Nath'l Porter, Thomas Berry, Elisha Cook, John Cole- 
man, Richard Porter, Charles Eversole, and 2 notes of Jonathan 
Tombs in hands of Thos. White of N. York; also $10,700.00 of Con- 
tinental money. Made by Thos. Berry and Henry Miller. 

File 813N. 

1794, Feb. 4. Brown, Samuel, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 

Theophilus Little. Fellowbondsman — Tobias Polhemus, both of said 

Co. Lib. 33, p. 424. 

1794, Jan. 31. Inventory, £218.1.0; made by James Howland and 
George Maxson. File 7015-7018M. 

1795, Nov. 7. Brown, Samuel, of Somerset Co. (Said Samuel 
Brown left will dated June 17, 1763; see Calendar of Wills, 1761- 
1770, p. 63; but the Executors — John Ayers and John Roy — both 
died leaving part of estate unadministered.) Adm'r — Nathaniel 
Whitaker. Fellowbondsman — ^Jonathan Miller; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 542; File 970R. 

1792, Apr. 3. Brown, Thomas Lewis, of Middlesex Co. Ward. 
Son of William Brown of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Thomas 
Heath as his Guardian. Guardian — Thomas Heath. Fellowbondsman 
— Ebenezer Ford; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 317; File 7957-7960L. 

1794, Mar. 17. Bruen, Daniel, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Jabez 
Bruen. Fellowbondsman — Ebenezer Bruen; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 392; File 7870-7871G. 

1794, Sept. 2. Bruen, David, of Hancock, Morris Co.; will of. 
Son, Joseph, land which he now improves, on road from Bottle hill 



56 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

to Chatham, bounded by land of John Ladner and David Brown; 
also part of land bought of Moses Brown corner of land of Jabez 
Lindsly, parallel with John Ladner's line. Sons, Joseph, Jabez and 
Elias, the V2 of meadow and swamp which joins land of Daniel 
Burnet, John Blanchard and David Ward, bought of Nathaniel Sea- 
bury, to be divided between them. Son, Elias, 2 acres of land near 
my cooper shop; also 2^/^ acres of brown swamp off eastermost 
corner joining land of Jabez Lindsly, dec'd. Son, Jonathan, my 
dwelling house and remainder of lands. Daughter, Johanah Butler, 
(wife of William Butler), house and lot of land whereon they now 
live opposite Zebede Potter and adjoining road to Morristown and 
the use of £50; the same to be divided equally among her children 
at her decease; also her mother's wearing apparel, bed and bedding, 
linens and 1 cow. Daughter, Phebe Miller, £10. Grandchild (un- 
named) son of son Barnabus, dec'd, to be paid £100 by son Jonathan 
when said child is 21. Son, Jabez, a note he owes me. Son, Jonathan, 
the residue. Executors — son, Jonathan, and friend, John Bianchard, 
Witnesses — Joseph Wood, John Ladner and Thomas Butler. Proved 
Jan. 16, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 88. 

1795, Jan. 14. Inventory, £137.18.8; made by Joseph Wood and 
Stephen Halsey. File 869N. 

1794, Oct. 12. Bruen, John, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Phebe, real and personal. Sister, Esther, £5. Executors — wife Phebe, 
and uncle, Justus Baldwin. Witnesses — Ebenezer Hedden, Elizabeth 
Baldwin and Phebe Riker. Proved Oct. 10, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 369; File 7872-7875G. 

1795, Sept. 19. Bruin, David, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Bruin. Fellowbondsmen — Henry Miller and John Mackey, of 
the town of Paquanack, said Co. Lib. 36, p. 96. 

1795, Sept. 17. Inventory, £162.16.6; made by Henry Miller and 
Peter J. Mead. File 870N. 

1794, April 15. Bryant, Samuel, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catherine, use of lands while my widow; should she 
marry again, then the yearly interest of £150 in lieu of the land. 
Grandson, Joseph Bryant, lot of land at Cooper's Ferry. Son, Sher- 
lock, all lands in Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Grandson, Samuel Bryant, 
my breeches with silver buttons and knee buckles. Granddaughter, 
Hannah Bryant, feather bed, walnut dining table, walnut tea table, 
a mahogany stand and case of maple drawers. Home plantation to 
be sold after wife's death or marriage; son, Sherlock, ^A of proceeds 
and the other half to be divided betwween the children of my 2 
friends, William Bassett and Samuel Bassett. Son, Samuel, the resi- 
due; also sole Executor. Witnesses — Henry Baly, Agnes Baly and 
Joseph Stonebanks. Proved Sept. 7, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 328. 

1794, April 26. Inventory, £262.11.9; made by John Wetherill 
and Joseph Stonebanks. File 2128Q 

1794, Sept. 24. Bryant, William, Jr., of Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Natural son of William Bryant (physician), of New York City, dec'd. 

Lib. 85, p. 141. 

1787, Oct. 25. (Trenton). Petition of John Langstea and Charity, 
his wife. That the said Charity is the mother of a child named Wil- 
liam Bryant, to whom Dr. Wm. Bryant left a considerable legacy; 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 57 

the acting Executor being dec'd, they petition that Dr. Nicholas Bel- 
ville may be appointed Guardian of said Child. 

1794, Sept, 24. Said ward being out of the Wardship of his 
Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Richard Throckmorton. Guard- 
ian — Richard Throckmorton. Fellowbondsman — Moore Furman ; both 
of the City of Trenton, said Co. File 1663J. 

1791, July 11. Buchner, John, Sr., of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catharine, a riding horse and side saddle, 2 
cows, 6 pounds of wool, bed and furniture and a room in the house. 
Son, Christopher, £6. Grandson, John, (son of son, Philip) £6. Sons, 
John and Frederick, the colts they claim as theirs. Daughter, Mary, 
her bed and bedding, one heifer and a side saddle. Remainder of 
real and personal estate to be equally divided between my 10 chil- 
dren, now living, i.e., Philip, Mary, Margaret, John, Henry, Jacob, 
Christopher, Daniel, Frederick and Peter. Executors — sons, Philip, 
John and Christopher. Witnesses — George McEowen, Frederick 
Buchner, Daniel Buchner. Proved Sept. 11, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 44. 

1791, Sept. 9. Inventory, £342.15.8, made by George McEowen 
and Peter Klechner. File 496S. 

1794, Mar. 21. Buck, Lott, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Nezer 
Swain, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Buck; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 109. 

1794, May 30. Inventory, £102.13.2% ; made by Aaron Eldredge 
and Eleazer Hand. File 602E. 

1791, Jan. 26. Buck, Thomas, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Ellis Hughes. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah Edmunds; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Jeremiah Eldredge and Sarah Hand. Lib. 32, p. 301. 

1790, June 11. Inventory, £270.5.6; made by Jeremiah Eldredge 
and Eben'r Newton. File 546E, 

1795, Jan. 23. Buckelew, David, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
James Morgan. Fellowbondsman-— Joshua Warne; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 200. 

1795, Jan. 20. Inventory, £296.9.11; made by Joshua Warne and 

William Hall. File 8555-8558L. 

1793, Mar. 22. Budd, Mary, Sr., of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. To niece, Sarah Norcross, (wife of Jacob Norcross), 
£90. To Mary Norcross, (daughter of aforesaid, Sarah), 1 pair of 
silver buckles and large Bible. To the Methodist Church in New 
Mills, £5. Niece, Sarah Norcross, Beulah Brown, (wife of Samuel 
Brown), and Sarah Norcross, (wife of Wm. Norcross), wearing ap- 
parel. Niece, Rachel Atkinson, £10. To Samuel Keeler, (son of 
William Keeler), my young brindle cow. Remainder and residue to 
be equally divided between my sister's 4 children, i.e., Samuel Gas- 
kill, (for use of his youngest children, Kitty and Phebe), Caleb Gas- 
kill, Rebecca Reeves and Keziah Taylor. Executor — friend Wm. 
Budd. Witnesses — Levi Budd and John Morgan. Proved Nov. 14, 
1793. Lib. 33, p. 32. 

1793, Nov. 14. Inventory, £338.13.11; made by Levi Budd and 
Isaac Budd. File 1148 10. 



58 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, Mar. 9. Bullock, Joseph, Sr., of New Hanover, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, Joseph, plantation purchased of George Rockhill 
of 390 acres. Son, Anthony, 300 acres off plantation I now live on. 
Daughters, Elizabeth, Jemima and Rebekah, remainder of home plan- 
tation, of about 60 acres, for a home while single; if they marry, son, 
Anthony, to pay each of them £100, and he to have the land. My 4 
daughters, Elizabeth, Susannah, Jemima and Rebekah, (jointly and 
severally), 3 plantations; one purchased of Pany Hall in Penns Neck, 
Salem Co., of 300 acres; the other 2 in Middlesex Co., purchased of 
John Ely, David Lee and Mahlon Wright; in whole about 400 acres. 
Sons, George, Joseph and Anthony, all cedar swamps. Residue to 
be equally divided between all my children. Executors — the 3 sons, 
George, Joseph and Anthony. Witnesses — John Bullock, Isaac Bul- 
lock, Amos Bullock. Proved Dec. 31, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 368. 

1792, Dec. 18. Inventory, £2,446.14.11; made by George Wood- 
ward and Alexander Howard. File 11430C. 

1791, Sept. 28. Bunting, Isaac, Sr., of Mansfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Son, Ebenezar, 1 bed, desk, pewter plates and dish 
lettered E.S., and % of relegious books; also plantation, he paying 
his brother, Isaac, £100. To Tomlinson [Thomasin] Wright, 1 case 
of low drawers. To Rebecca Talbert, 1 feather bed, when 18. Son, 
Isaac, remainder of real and personal. Executors — sons, Ebenezer 
and Isaac. Witnesses — Beulah Ridgway, William Ridgway and John 
Ridgway. Proved Mar. 24, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 248. 

1795, Mar. 2. Inventory, £815.0.3; made by Jonathan Barton and 
William Wright. File 11586C. 

1791, Nov. 1. Bunting, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Thorn. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Thorn; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 182. 

1791, Oct. 31. Renunciation by Mary Bunting, of Chesterfield 
Twsp., said Co.; relict of said John Bunting. 

1791, Oct. 14. Inventory, £263.19.6; made by Thomas Thorn and 
David Killey. File 11371C. 

1789, Mar. 11. Bur, [Burr] Phebe, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, William, £15 and a lot of ground in Lewis Town, 
Pennsylvania. Children, William, Jacob, Sarah Bur and Thomas 
Bur, all monies due to be equally divided between them. (£100 is in 
the hands of Jacob Dingy, it being a debt due from his brother, 
Joseph Dingy, which he assumed to pay). Executors — Joseph Wor- 
rinton [Warrington] and Samuel Roberts, Jr. Witnesses — Samuel 
Stokes, Elizabeth Langdale, William Coxe. Proved Mar. 21, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 453. 

1794, Mar. 20. Inventory, £172.7.0; made by Samuel Stokes and 
Charles Sexton. File 11530C. 

1795, Jan. 12. Burch, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Thomas Cole. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Cheesman; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35; p. 300. 

1795, Jan. 6. Inventory, £63.6.9; made by Peter Strang and 
Ephraim Cheesman. File 1924H. 

1793, Oct. 18. Burgin, John, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, remainder of movable estate, she keeping 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 59 

£200 at interest for support of daughter Mary; also use of upper 
rooms and other conveniences of house and place while my widow. 
Son, Reuben, house and lot at Bridgetown, and 2 acres of meadow 
bought of Alexander Moore joining David Parvins, also £75. Son, 
John, land at Bear Swamp and £100. Daughters, Hannah Miller, 
and Ruth Fithian, each £100. Daughter, Mary, interest of £200. 
Sons, George and Enoch, home plantation, a lot of salt marsh in 
Stedham's Neck bought of Phinehas Carll, a lot of salt marsh near 
Rendals Island bought of John Peck, and remainder of drain 
meadow; also woodland in Deerfield township bought of Ephraim 
Fithian and John Chamberlain and a lot at Carll Town bought of 
Samuel Carll; also, each 1 pair of oxen. Executor — Son, George. 
Witnesses — Azariah Moore, Joseph Moore, John Peck. Proved Nov. 
19, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 135; File 1039F. 

1793, Feb. 25. Burhan, Samuel, of Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, real and personal estate while my widow. Son, 
John, 40 shillings for his birthright. After marriage or death of 
wife, estate to be equally divided between my 4 children — John, 
Catrina, Samuel and James. Executors — wife, Mai'garet, and son, 
John J. Burhan. Witnesses — George Ryerson, John Ryerson and 
Tomesine Ryerson. Proved Sept. 17, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 150; File 2266B. 

1791, Apr. 5. Burling, Jane, late of the City of Burlington, Bur- 
lington Co. Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Helm, of Bergen Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — James Giler, of Cumberland Co. [Administration granted 
in Bergen Co.] Lib. 32, p. 545; File 2149B. 

1793, Aug. S. Burnet, Ichabod, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Wil- 
liam Burnet. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Burnet; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 216. 

Inventory (1), $4,453.80, (2) revalued @ $2,726.00; 

made by John N. Cunning and William Halsey. Sworn to May 24, 
1794. File 7634-7639G. 

1791, Sept. 23. Burnet, William, Sr., of Newark, Essex Co.; will 
of. To my children, William, John, Jacob, George, Isaac, Staats, 
Governeur, David, Hannah and Elizabeth, my estate both real and 
personal in equal shares. Daughter, Hannah Kinney's part, I leave 
in trust to Rev. Dr. MacWhorter, John Chetwood and Elias Boudinot, 
Esq.; they to pay her the interest during her natural life, and divide 
the principal at her decease among such issue she may have, or, if 
no issue, between her surviving brothers and sister. Guardians — 
friends, Rev. Dr. Alexander MacWhorter, Isaac Governeur and Elias 
Boudinot, Esq., of children who may not be of age. Executors — 
sons, William, John, Jacob, and George Burnet. Witnesses — Jesse 
Baldwin, Elias Boudinot, Viner Van Zandt. Proved Oct. 10, 1791. 

1791, Sept. 30. Codicil. Giving power to son, William Burnet, 
in case of decease, to execute a certain agreement next week, ber 
tween the Proprietors of the Townships in Forks of the Great Miami 
and Ohio River; having purchased part thereof of John Clymmer and 
Elias Boudinot. Wtinesses — Viner Van Zandt, John Camp, Wm. 
Griffith. Lib. 32, p. 479; File 7166-7171G. 

1792, Oct. 19. Burnett, William, of Matchaponix, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — William Montgomery, Alexander Montgomery, Bur- 



60 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

nett Montgomery and Jane Jackson. Fellowbondsmen — Jonathan 
Rhea, Robert Montgomery, Walter Vanskyven (all of Monmouth 
Co.), and Jeames Debow, of Middlesex Co. Lib. 34, p. 316. 

1792, Nov. 1. Inventory, £13,627.6., incl. notes, bonds and mort- 
gages; made by John Anderson and James Voorhees. 

File 7961-7986L. 

1793, Feb. 2. Burns, James, of Hunterdon Co. (an invalid pen- 
sioner of New Jersey.) Adm'r — Abijah Bond, of City of Philadel- 
phia, gentleman. Fellowbondsman — George Beatty, of Trenton 
Twsp., said Co. Lib. 33, p. 312; [no file No.] 

Burr, Abigail, of Bordentown, Burlington Co.; will 



of. Daughter, Abigail Smith, house and lot in Bordentown after 
debts are paid from the rent of house. Daughters, Martha Wright 
and Ruth Allison, personal divided between them, (3rd daughter, 
Abigail Smith, to have share in personal should debts exceed value 
of house). Executor — grandson, Burgiss Allison. Witnesses — Caleb 
Carman, William Snowden, Mary Updike. Proved July 8, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 466. 
. Inventory, £23.16.4; made by Caleb Carman and Wil- 
liam Snowden. File 11529C. 

1795, June 3. Burr, William, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Testator's share in Friendship Saw Mill with tract of 
cedar swamp; also, lot of land for school house and residue of plan- 
tation, to be sold to pay debts. Wife, Rebecca, £100 (out of sale 
of stock and farming utensils) ; also all furniture, with proceeds of 
profits of farm until son, George, is 18. Daughter, Mary Sheldon, 
£100, in 2 years. Son, George, home plantation, begining at a maple 
corner to tract of land John Hollingshead purchased of Henry Burr, 
Jr., running thence south 42 degrees, west 25 chains and 80 links to 
a white oak, thence on same course 75 links to a post by north side 
of Riding Swamp, thence up same south 45 degrees, east 20 chains, 
thence crossing said Riding Swamp on straight line to a corner of 
Jacob Prickett's and Samuel Allen's plantations, thence north 73 de- 
grees, west 21 chains to post by Duff's Cat Tail, thence north 3 de- 
grees west 14 chains to a white oak, thence north 28 degrees, west 
15 chains to a white oak, thence north 3 degrees east 6 chains and 50 
links to a maple, thence north 58 degrees, west 31 chains and 90 
links to where a piece of pig iron stands, thence north 85 degrees, 
west 21 chains and 50 links to white oak corner to Joseph Stokes 
land, thence north 52 degrees, west 7 chains to Mill Creek, thence 
down Mill Creek to Eayer's line, thence along Eayre's line to a post 
in the road corner to a lot of land purchased of Elijah Burdsall, John 
Deacon and Keziah Eayre, Adm'rs, Estate of Levi Eayre, dec'd, 
thence along said road crossing Coaxen Run, north 18 degrees and 
30 minutes, east 6 chains to a stone fixed for a corner, being comer 
to the Indian land in the forks of the road, thence by Indian land 
south 46 degrees and 20 minutes, east 8 chains and '50 links to a 
stone, thence by the Indian land south 7 degrees, 36 minutes, east 
22 chains to oak stump corner of Indian land, thence by Indian land 
to corner of Joseph Burr's land, thence along his line north 50 de- 
grees, east 6 chains, thence south 42 degrees, east 18 chains, thence 
south 70 degrees, east 8 chains to white oak, corner east side of 
meadow, thence south 13 chains, east 16 chains to John Burr's line, 
thence along his line south 2 degrees, east 11 chains and 60 links, 
to maple, comer and place of beg^ining, (300 acres) including lot 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 61 

of land sold Job Coverley and small lot for school house excepted 
To sister, Mary Harris, proceeds from sale of land purchased of 
Joseph Buck, late Sheriff of Cumberland Co., belonging to George 
Harris, after deducting purchase price, household furniture and stock 
bought at vendue (now in George Harris's possession), also bond 
said Harris owes my brother Hudson Burr, and debt paid Nathan 
Hand for said Harris; all to be deducted with residue of said money 
to sister. Residue of estate to be divided between wife, Rebecca, 
and my 4 daughters, i.e., Rachel, Bulah, Sarah and Ann Burr, when 
of age. Executors — brother, Hudson Burr and Daniel Newbold. Wit- 
nesses — John Bishop, James Allen and William Allen. Proved July 

20, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 215. 
1795, July 23, Inventory, £645.16.3; made by John Burr and 

William Irick. File 11587C. 

1791, Mar. 7, Burrough, John, Sr., of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Richard Gibbs, of Salem Co. Fellowbondsman — John Lawrence, Jr., 
of Gloucester Co. Lib. 32, p. 213; File 1759H. 

1791, Mar. 13. Burrough, Joshua, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Mother, (not named), £10 yearly during her life. 
To the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Haddonfield, £5, for the 
schooling of poor children. Brother, Benjamin, the remainder of real 
and personal estate; he being the sole Executor. Witnesses — Thomas 
Thorn, Ann Cooper, Mary Thorn. Proved May 7, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 427. 

1791, Aug. 2. Inventory, £487.15.9% ; made by Joseph Burroughs 
and Thomas Thome. File 180 IH. 

1795, Dec. 14. Burrough, Rueben, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Burrough. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Hugg; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 298. 

1796, Jan. 28. Inventory, £271.7.4; made by Peter Thompson 
and James Sloan. File 1925H. 

1793, Apr. 11. Burroughs, Samuel, Sr., of Evesham, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, residue of personal; also use of 
rents and profits of plantation while my widow. Son, Samuel, planta- 
tion in Waterford Twsp., one in Chester Twsp., and all cedar swamps. 
Daughters, Lydia and Sarah, home plantation, divided between them 
after wife's decease. (In case one daughter should die before 21, 
her share to the other; and if both die, plantation outright to wife.) 
Nephew, Joseph Thome, the plantation in Chester Twsp., should son, 
Samuel, die without issue before 21. Daughters, the plantation in 
Waterford Twsp., and other lands, in case son Samuel dies before 

21. Nephew, Joseph Thorne, £200, out of rents, in case he does not 
inherit plantation devised to son Samuel. Executors — friends John 
Haines Jr., and William Allison. Witnesses — Thos. HoUinshead, Lydia 
Hollinshead, Thomas Redman. Proved May 21, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 19. 

1793, May 20. Inventory, £1,087.12.4%; made by William Veni- 
comb and Thomas Hollinshead. File 11482C. 

1790, Jan. 25. Burroughs, William, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Son, James, house and land whereon I live (30 
acres), and 10 acres of land running from that to Benjamin Moore's 



62 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

comer; also a piece of meadow along the great brook to Welling's 
line. Son, Thomas, the river and gully fields, and a piece of 
land the same width to the old ditch, and the woodland joining 
Joseph Burroughs on the river (13 acres); also the kitchen to be 
moved to their land. My grandsons to move the kitchen when Joseph 
or Judith see proper. Granddaughter, Sarah Knols [Knowles], De- 
borah's daughter, £100, when 23. Daughter, Judith, 20 acres of 
woodland from the field to river; and east end of house, as far as the 
weaver's shop, and that when Joseph doesn't use it; and the land 
between the garden and river road, and a piece of meadow through 
which the Great brook runs; also 1 cow, a bed and bedding, etc. Son, 
William, house he now lives in with land adjoining it, except meadow 
above mentioned; in all 19 acres. Son, Joseph, house and lot at 
Harbertown, my lot at Trenton, and my land on which Return 
Temple now lives; also residue of moveable estate, and the weave 
shop, and various priviledges of the garden, pasture and orchard. 
The landing on the river to children and grandchildren. Grand- 
children, William, James and David Burroughs, the grass on Judith's 
meadow eastward of the Great Brook. Executors — sons, James, Wil- 
liam and Joseph. Witnesses — William Hilsee, Thomas Wiggans, 
Sacket Moore. Proved Aug. 6, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 323. 

1791, July 30, Inventory, £601.7.'5, made by Israel Moore and 
Jonathan Muirheid. File 1549J. 

1794, Apr, 23. Burrowes, Eden, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son of 
Thomas Burrowes, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward (being over 14) 
makes choice of Stephen Burrowes. Guardian — Stephen Burrowes, 
of Hopewell Twsp., said Co. Fellowbondsman — Charles Axford, of 
Trenton, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 141; File 1664J. 

1790, Sept. 8, Burrowes, Stephen, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp,, Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Son, Stephen, home plantation, farming utensils, 
1 cow, 1 loom and a walking cane; he to pay £150 in 3 annual pay- 
ments. Daughter, Sarah Reeder, 6 silver teaspoons, 1 warming pan, 
1 large Bible, and blue curtains. Remainder of movables to be sold, 
and with the £150, divided into 6 equal parts. Daughters, Hannah 
Titus, Mary Baily, Charity Bennet, Eunice Rose, and Sarah Reeder, 
each Ve part, and daughters of daughter, Mercy Mershon, dec'd, % 
of the remaining Vq part. Grandson, Benjamin Mershon, and Peggy 
Mershon (wife of grandson, Enos Mershon), the % of the remain- 
ing Ve part. Son-in-law, Henry Mershon, the £12 charged against 
him for' a pair of oxen; to be deducted from his daughter's share. 
Executors — son, Stephen, son-in-law, Ebenezar Rose, and grandson, 
Stephen Titus. Witnesses — Ephraim Woolsey, Ann Johnson and 
Nellie McGill. 

1792, Apr. 11. Codicil. In case any legatee brings charges against 
the estate, the amount to be deducted from his or her share. Wit- 
nesses — John Carpenter, Ephraim Woolsey, Nellie McGill. Proved 
Dec. 1, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 240. 

1792, Nov. 29. Inventory, £199.2.6; made by John Welling and 
Henry Baker. File 1601J. 

1792, Oct. 18. Burt, Jacob, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — Nathaniel 
Burt and Preserve Riggs. Fellowbondsman — William Hudson; all of 
Mendham, Morris Co. Lib. 34, p. 148 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 63 

1792, Oct. 19. Inventory. £47.0.6, made by William Hudson and 
Ebenezer Drake. File 781N. 

1792, Oct. 20. Burt, Nathaniel, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Tuttle. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Guerin; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 148. 

1792, Oct. 23. Inventory, £18.0.3, made by Joshua Guerin and 
David Pierson. File 782N. 

1794, Feb. 11. Burtless, William, Sr., of Hunterdon Co., (late a 
Drum Major in the Jersey line). Int. Adm'r — James Burtless, of 
Maidenhead Twsp., said Co.; carpenter. Fellowbondsman — John Can- 
non, of same place; blacksmith. Lib. 35, p. 141; File 1665J. 

1792, Mar. 26. Burwell, John, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Catherine Burwell and Abraham Burwell. Fellowbondsman — 
Nathaniel Willson; all of said Co. Witnesses — Jabez Gwinnuj), Jabez 
Campfield. Lib. 34, p. 115. 

1792, Mar. 22. Inventory, £59.13.0, made by Nathaniel Willson. 

File 779N. 

1793, July 6. Bush, Hannah, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Abraham 
Bush. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Bush; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 169; File 2370B. 

1790, Nov. 9, Bush, Henry, of Essex Co., will of. Wife, Dinah, 
one cow, a bed and furniture, a room in house and % of estate, 
while my widow. Rest of moveables to be sold and remainder of 
estate to be equally divided between all my children [not named]. 
Executors — my 2 sons, John and Aaron Bush. Witnesses — Ozeas 
Goodrich, Aaron Kierstadt and Cornelius Bush. Proved June 27, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 482. 

1791, Jan. 15. Inventory, £62.10.0; made by Timothy Gould and 
Denis Spicer. File 7172-7177G. 

1794, Jan. 27. Bush Joshua, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'rs — Casparus 
Van Iderstine and Peter Van Iderstine. Fellowbondsman — Luke Van 
Winkle; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 69; File 2381B. 

1794, Mar. 15. Buskirk, Jeremiah, of Bergen Co. Ward. Son of 

Marmaduke Buskirk, dec'd, of said Co. Said ward makes choice of 
Theodorus Van Winkel. Guardian — Theodorus Van Winkel, of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 70; File 2417B. 

1793, Mar. 20. Butcher, Job, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Virgin, personal and profits of plantation until 
Bon, Cyrus, is 14; also all real estate, should son die before 21. Son, 
Cyrus, all real estate when 21; also % profits of plantation from 14 
to 21. Executor — friend Martin Widmayer. Witnesses — Walter 
Wood, Thomas Padgett, Thomas Butcher. Proved Nov. 27, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 163; File 10'59F. 

1791, Oct. 7. Butcher, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Butcher. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Kayn; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 214. 

1791, Aug. 30. Inventory, £327.2.1, made by William Glover and 
Joseph Michel. File 1760H. 

1789, May 30. Butler, John, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 



64 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Co.; will of, Wife, Rachel, household furniture, house and lot m 
Borden town, and a wood lot of 25 acres; for during her life; also, 
2/7 of Certificates [notes]. After wife's decease, property left her to 
be sold and monies divided between, [children] — James Butler, Re- 
becca Brooks, and Joseph, Samuel and Israel Butler. Plantation in 
East Jersey near Gaskill's Mills, to be sold. Eldest daughter, Eliza- 
beth Prickett, £10. Son, Shadlock, £10. Children, James, Rebecca, 
Joseph, Samuel and Israel, each 1/7 of the Certificates. (Sons, Sa- 
muel and Israel, not of age.) Wife, Rachel, and sons, James, Joseph, 
Samuel and Israel, the remainder of real and personal, equally 
divided them; (daughter Rebecca Brooks having been given an 
equal amount to this at her marriage). Executors — wife, Rachel, 
and sons, Joseph and Samuel. Witnesses — Isaac Cowgill, Robei't 
Dougherty, Jr., John Oliver. Proved Oct. 25, 1791. 

1791, Sept. 28. Codicil. (Now residing in Philadelphia, Penna.) 
The plantation near Gaskill's Mills, Monmouth Co., having lately 
been sold to Jacob Lincrum, and the Certificates likewise having 
been sold; the monies from said sales to be devised to those legatees 
so named to receive same. Witnesses — Charles French, Joseph Bur- 
roughs, Peter Thomson, Jr. Proved Mar. 24, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 391. 

1791 . Inventory, £2,072.11.2% ; made by Charles French 

and Joseph Burroughs. (Shows testator died Oct. 17, 1791.) 

File 1143 IC. 
1794, June 16. Buzby, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Buzby. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Matlack; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 81. 

1793, July 27. Inventory, £63.18.8; made by Samuel Matlack 

Ervin. File 1881H. 

1792, May 17. Cadmus, Isaac, of Slotterdam, Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. Daughter, Antye (wife of John Van Bossum), all real estate, 
during term of her life, and then to her children; also % of personal. 
To the children of my daughter, Marritje, the other half of personal 
estate. Executors — friends, John Vreeland and Cornelius J. Van 
Houten, Witnesses — Andrew Cadmus, Thomas Van Horn, Hessel 
Peterse. Proved Aug. 12, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 1. 

1792, Aug. 8. Inventory, £620.2.8, made by Abraham Cadmus, 
Henry Doremus. File 22 16-22 18B. 

1789, July 20. Cain, Walter, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. (Advanced in years.) Wife, Maryanna, riding horse and 
saddle, 1 cow, choice of household goods and to be maintained on 
plantation while widow. Remainder of movables to be sold and pro- 
ceeds divided between daughters, Margaret Patience and Rachel, 
each Vz, and daughter Mary's 5 children. Vs. All real estate to be 
sold after wife's decease. 6 sons, i.e., Richard, Samuel, Daniel, 
Joseph, Walter and Gershon, each an equal share of proceeds from 
real estate. Executors — wife Maryanna, and friend William Ritteng- 
house, Sr., and son, Daniel Cain. Witnesses — Philip Bevin, Samuel 
Vanorman, Isaac Smith. Proved Oct. 3, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 231. 

1792, Aug. 1. Caveat against probate, filed by Patrick Colvin and 
Daniel McCann (sons-in,-law) in behalf of their respective wives (not 
named). 

1792, Oct. 3. Daniel McCann and Patrick Colvin withdraw their 
objections. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1796 65 

1792, Aug. 9. Inventory, £499.16.4; made by Andrew Breeder 
and Paul Kuhl. 

1795, May 9. Account by Maryanna Cain and Daniel Cain. 

File 1602J. 

1792, July 23. Caldwell, Thomas, of Sandtown, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Campbell Dick and Uriah Paul. Fellowbondsman — 
Charles West; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 445; File 1809H. 

1794, June 19. Calsher, Peter, of Bedminster, Somerset Co, Int. 
Adm'rs — John Calsher, David Owen and Coonrad Mizner. Fellow- 
bondsman — Christian EofF; (the 1st of Somerset, the 2nd of Middle- 
sex, the 3rd of Sussex and the 4th of Somerset Co.). 

Lib. 33, p. 447. 

1794, June 19. Inventory, £461.16.11; made by Alfoard Herriot 
and Annanias Mulford. File 935R. 

1792, Apr. 26. Calvert, Ann, of Burlington Co. Ward. Daughter 
of William Calvert, of Mount Holly, said Co., dec'd. Guardian — 
Aaron Smith. Fellowbondsman — William Atkinson; both of Mount 
Holly, said Co. Lib. 34, p. 409; File 11432C. 

1794, July 25. Calvin, Philip, Sr., of Amwell Twsp. Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Grandsons, John and Philip Calvin (sons of son, Philip, 
dec'd), £5, when 21. Daughter, Grace Calvin, Bible, bed, drawers, 
pewter, silver teaspoons, one table and lookingglass; also, 3 cows, 
all sheep and wooling wheel. Real and remainder of personal to be 
sold. Daughters, Grace Calvin, Mary Anderson and Sarah Landis, 
each % part. Grandchildren, Hannah, Grace, Nathan, Elizabeth and 
Lette (children of daughter, Rebecca Haviland, dec'd), the other 
hi part to be divided between them when 21. Executors — friends, 
Paul Kuhl and George Trout. Witnesses — Andrew Bearder, Rem 
Voorhees, Sebastion Boughner. Proved Dec. 10, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 131. 

1794, Nov. 25. Inventory, £94.12.; made by John Rockafellor and 
Andrew Bearder. 

1802, May 5. Account by Executors. File 1666J. 

1793, Aug. 21. Camp, James, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary 
Camp, the widow, and John N. Baldwin. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah 
Bruen; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 216. 

1793, Aug. 31. Inventory, £57. r5.; made by Thomas Baldwin and 
Moses Roberts. File 7640-7645G. 

1787, . Camp, Phebe, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Grand- 
son, Isaac Camp (son of my son, Isaac, dec'ed) £50, when 21. 
Granddaughters, Phebe and Abigail Camp, (daughters of son Isaac) 
£25 each, when 21. Daughter, Mary Camp, negro slave Venus and 
her child, Hagar Nagena. My black slave Dublin, to be set free. 
Daughter, Mary, all real estate and remainder of personal property; 
but, if son, David, reforms, he is to have Vz of personal property. 
Executors — brother-in-law, Nathaniel Camp, Jr., and daughter, Mary 
Camp. Witnesses — Catharine Ludlow, Thomas Griffith, Abram 
Ogden. Proved Dec. 19, 1791 Lib. 32, p. 504; File 7178-7181G. 

1792, Sept. 10. Campbell, Alexander, of Middlesex Co. Int. (For 



66 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

will of; — see Lib. 24, p. 293.) Adm'rs — Henry Holden and Samuel 
Crow. (Joseph Leigh, Joseph Campbell and Mary Campbell, the 
Executors named in will; all being deceased and estate not fully 
administered.) Fellowbondsman — John Johnston; all of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 316; File 7987-7990L. 

1795, Mar. 18. Campbell, Mary, (widow) of Essex Co. Int. Ad- 
m'r — Aaron Bonnel. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Bonnel; both of 
said Co. 

1795, Mar. 11. Inventory, £67.0.6; made by Isaiah Meeker and 
Jonathan Valentine. Lib. 33, p. 499; File 8164-8169G. 

1787, Jan. 20. Campbell, William, near the Old Bridge, Hacken- 
Back, Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, management of whole 
estate during her life. Son, David, £10., for his birth right. Sons, 
Thomas, Christopher, James, Samuel and Jacob, each £5, and son, 
John, £10. After death of wife estate to be sold and proceeds 
equally divided amongst children, i.e., sons, (above named), and 
daughters, Jenny Demarest, Nancy Westervelt and Elizabeth Wester- 
velt. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and son, David. Witnesses — 
Samuel Wood, Catherine Campbell and David Archibald. Proved 
Oct. 12, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 151. 

1793, Oct. 17. Inventory, £329.12.; made by Isaac Kipp and 
Benj. Blacklidge. File 2272-2273B. 

1792, Aug. 13. Cane, John, Sr., of Crloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Ann Cane. Fellowbondsman — James Cane; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 441. 

1792, July 28. Inventory, £25.6.9, made by Daniel Hillman and 
John Thorn. File 1802H. 

1795, Nov. 30. Canfield, Sarah, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
To Joseph Beach, £40 and riding chair. To Nathaniel Beach, £50. 
To Mary Brown, £30. To Sarah Latham, £30. To Hannah Mazear, 
£40, bed and carpets. To Sarah Sayre (wife of Jabez Sayre), £20. 
To Garrett Johnson, Jr., 3 silver table spoons. To Elisha Beach, all 
property in his hands. Residue to be equally divided between, Sarah 
Bobit, Hannah Allen, Mary Bease, Abigail Spinning, Sarah Baldwin, 
Rachel Sickells, Hannah Baldwin, Phebe Grant, Rebekah Crane, Lucy 
Crane, Anis Whitemore and Mary Ludlow. Executors — Nathaniel 
Beach and Jephamiah Grant. Witnesses — Aaron Ogden and Jonathan 
Baldwin. Proved Dec. 30, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 1; File 8170-8173G. 



1791, Aug. 13. Canfield, Thomas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'i 
Joseph, Nathaniel and David Canfield. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah 
Baldwin; all of Newark, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 507. 

1791, Sept. 21. Inventory, £428.19.4; made by Jotham Johnson 
and Daniel Johnson. File 7182-718'5G. 

1795, Oct. 31. Cannon, Mary, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Cannon, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — George Henry, of the City of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 170; File 1702J. 

1795, Mar. 3. CarkhufiF [Carcoff], Abraham, of Reading Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, real and personal estate, 
while widow, but to be sold after wife's decease or marriage and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 67 

equally divided between the 4 children, i.e., Abraham, Caty, Peggy 
and Polly. Executors — friends, Joseph Hankinson and Peter Smith. 
Witnesses — Ezekiel Cole, Jacob Cole and Obadiah Cole. Proved 
May 7, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 154. 

1795, April 27. Inventory, £317.8.7%; made by Ezekiel Cole and 
John Smith. 

1811, Mar. 26. Account by the Executors; total £1518.17. 

File 1703J. 

1794, Aug. 9. Carll, Constantine, of Cape May Co.; will of. Oldest 
daughter, Mehetable Williams, 10 shillings. Daughter, Sarah Harris, 
10 shillings. Son Gilbert Carll, 40 shillings. Daughter, Mary Carll, 
40 shillings. Sons, Constantine and Thomas, each £10. Wife, Sarah, 
residue, while widow; if she marries, £10 and residue to be divided 
between two youngest sons, Constantine and Thomas Maskell Carll, 
when 21. Executors — friend, Jeremiah Edmunds and son, Constan- 
tine Carll. Witnesses — Joshua Crowell, Nezer Swain and Jacob 
Richardson. Proved April 22, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 182. 

1795, July 1. Inventory, £190.17.4; made by Elis Hughes and 
Robert Edmunds. File 617E. 

1792, Nov. 3. Carman, Abigail, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Chat- 
field Tuthill. Fellowbondsman — David P. Tuthill; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 151. 

1792, Nov. 12. Inventory, £86.5.10; made by the Adm'r — Chatfield 
Tuthill. File 783N. 

1792, June 16. Carman, John, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — ^Jacob Carman and John Carman. Fellowbonds- 
man — John <Joldy; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 405. 

1792, June 16. Renunciation by Ann Carman, the widow. 

1792, June 15. Inventory, £160.12.; made by John Goldy and 
Richard Watkins. File 11433C. 

1794, Aug. 3. Carney, Hannah, of Salem Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Thomas Carney, of said Co., dec'd. ; makes choice of William Dicke- 
son, Esq., as her Guardian. Guardian — William Dickeson. Fellow- 
bondsmen — John Holme and David Dickeson; all of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 100; File 2082L 

1790, May 1. Carson, William, Sr., of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, the old shop up the road with i/4 acre. 
Wife to have profits of plantation until son William is 21, and her 
living amongst the children while my widow. Son, William, the 
southeasterly part of the plantation. Son David, the other part; 
when they are 21. Son, John, house and lot in Deerfield when 21; 
and to be put to a trade. To daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Parcilla, 
£10 each. Residue to be equally divided between all my children. 
Executors — Amos Cooper and John Tatem, Jr., and to be Guardians 
of children until of age. Witnesses — Thomas Hamilton, Mary Davis, 
Samuel Ladd. Proved June 20, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 210. 

1791, June 18. Inventory, £172.11.9, made by Samuel Ladd and 
James Wilkins. File 1761H. 

1792, Feb. 8. Carter, Benjamin, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Barnabas Carter and Simeon Broadwell. Fellowbondsman 
— ^Daniel Brown; all of said place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 114. 



68 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, Apr. 20. Inventory, £354.16.3; made by Azariah Carter. 

File 784N. 

1793, Jan. 14. Carter, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Sa- 
muel Carter. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Bee, both of said Co. 

Lib. 33. p. 97. 

1793, Jan. 28. Inventory, £41.8.5; made by George Morgan and 

Ephraim Bee. File 1844H. 

1791, Apr. 4. Carter, Moses, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Moses 
Carter. Fellowbondsman — Foster Horton; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 507; File 7186-7187G. 

1795, Jan. 29. Gary, Beriah, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Jane, a comfortable maintenance during her life. Sons, Ste- 
phen, Daniel, Reuben and Simeon, each £30. Daughters, Thankful 
Gary, Hannah Homan and Elizabeth Gary, each £20. Residue to be 
divided between all the legatees as proportioned above. Executors — 
Jacob Thompson and Thomas Homan. Witnesses — David Hudson, 
John Gary and Jonah Garrison. Proved Mar. 18, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 92. 

1795, Feb. 24. Inventory, £206.0.6; made by Jonah Garrison and 
Artemas Day, Esq. File 87 IN. 

1791, Mar. 14. Gary, Isaac, Sr., of Harrington, Sussex Co. Int. 
adm'rs — Phebe Gary, Isaac Gary, Jr., and Charles Beardslee. Fellow- 
bondsman — Beverley Beardslee; all of said Co. Witnesses — Jedediah 
Sayne, Charles Beardslee, Jr., Thos. Anderson and Eunice Gary. 

Lib. 35, p. 45. 

1791, Mar, 23. Inventory, £393.8.1%, made by James Hopkins 
and Simon Wade. File 498S. 

1791, Mar. 31. Gase, Adam, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — William Case and William Case, Jr. Fellowbondsman 
— Jacobus Deats; all of said place. Lib. 32, p. 374. 

1791, Mar. 24. Inventory, £31.6., made by Enas Laning and John 
Case. File 1559J. 

1792, Apr. 19. Gase, Ann, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — Philip 
Yawger. Fellowbondsman — John Henry; both of Amwell Twsp., 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 205; also p. 246. 

1792, Apr. 10. Inventory, £73.4.3%; made by George Jones and 
Christopher Cool. 

1792, Oct. 25. Account by the Adm'r. File 1603 J. 

1792, June 13. Gase, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, roan mare and a saddle, 1 cow, 6 sheep and 
£10; also choice of household goods during her life. Eldest son, 
John, farm of 110 acres in Amwell Twsp., whereon he lives; he to 
pay £140 in 4 yearly payments. Son, William £140, in 4 yearly pay- 
ments. Sons, Peter and Godfree, plantation (163 acres) whereon 
they live in Alexandria Twsp., said Co., purchased of James Parker; 
they paying £50 for same. Son, Jacob, home farm of 175 acres ad- 
joining land of John Sutphen near Kughstown; he to pay £400 in 
8 payments; also, 2 horses, wagon and gears, 1 cow and 4 sheep; 
he to make provision for his mother in home, or else pay her £20 
yearly. Daughters, Catharina and Charity, to have furniture pur- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 69 

chased for them, same as given other daughters. Daughters, Mary, 
(wife of Peter Bloom, Jr.), Elizabeth, Margaret, (wife of David 
Stem), Catharina and Charity, £750, divided between them in various 
payments of £50 a piece; should anyone of said daughters die with- 
out issue, % of her legacy to be returned to estate. The '5 daugh- 
ters, residue of personal property. Executors — son, Jacob Case and 
Peter Young, Jr. Witnesses — Isaac Stout, Jacobus Deats and John 
Sutphin (son of John). 

1792, June 13. Codicil. In case any one of the daughters dies 
without issue the %of her legacy is not to be returned to the estate. 
Witnesses — the same. Proved July 31, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 214. 

1792, July 24. Inventory, £639.0.4; made by Isaac Stout and 
John Sutphin. 

1800, Oct. 29. Account by both Executors. File 1604J. 

1791, Mar. 1. Cassman [Kasman], John, of Middlesex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, Vz of real and personal estate. Brother, 
Honce Kasman, the other % (Real estate includes dwelling house 
and mill and house where John Silvester lives and lot near Millstone 
Brook.) Executors — Stephen Vorus [Voorhees], Samuel Longstreet 
and William Bloomer, of Ulster Co., N. Y. Witnesses — Jacob Trout, 
Thomas Dey and Cornelius Kane. Proved Apr. 2, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 446. 

1791, Mar. 31. Inventory, £1,541.4.4; made by John Embly and 
James Voorhees. File 7751-7752L, 7805-7814L. 

1795, July 9. Cathcart, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Richard Stephenson. Fellowbondsman — Eli Townsend; both of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 189. 

1795, July 10. Inventory, £75.13.9; made by Richard Townsend 
and Eli Townsend. File 618E. 

1791, Aug. 1. Cattell, Sarah (widow of Jonas Cattell,), of Dept- 
ford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; will of. To my 4 sons, Uriah, David, 
Jonas and Nathan, 5 shillings each. To daughter. Amy Heritage, 
such of my goods as she now has. To daughters, Sarah and Hannah 
Cattell, and son, Amos, remainder of personal estate; also the pro- 
ceeds from the sale of my house and land. Executor — son, David 
Cattell. Witnesses — Nathan Cattell, John Closter, Abel Clement. 
Proved Dec. 5, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 194. 

1791, Aug. 15. Inventory, £93.0.2., made by Abel Clement and 
Joshua Hopper. File 1762H. 

1794, Jan, 21. Cavener, William, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Ann Cavener. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Harker; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 83. 

1794, Jan. 6. Inventory, £159.19.2; made by Joseph Harker and 
John Smith. File 1882H. 

1791, Nov. 22. Celas, Charles, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Caleb Shreve, Sr., of said Co. [No papers on file.] Lib. 32, p. 184. 

1791, Oct. 4. Chadwick, Thomas, of Dover, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Chadwick. Fellowbondsman — Elihu Chadwick, 



70 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

and Brittain Woolley; both of Shrewsbury, said Co. Witnesses — Sa- 
muel Forman, Jr., and Thos. Henderson. Lib. 32, p. 2. 

1791, Oct. 7. Inventory, £59.17.4, made by Abiel Akin and 
George Cook. File 6467-6470M. 

1789, Dec. 10. Chamberlain, Thomas, of Great Egg Harbor, Glou- 
cester Co.; will of. Wife, (not named), 2 cows, a bed, and use of 
household furniture and her choice of rooms in house during her life. 
Son, William, home plantation and all other real estate; live stock 
and farming utensils; also, negro man, Jacob, and Vz of household 
furniture after wife's decease. Daughters, Rebecca and Dorcas, each 
V2 of residue of moveables, including bonds and notes. Daughter, 
Dorcas, V2 of household furniture after wife's decease; also £25, 2 
cows, 2 featherbeds, a mahogany tea table, 1 copper tea kettle, 6 
pewter plates and 2 pewter dishes; and to live with son William, 
while single. Son, Job, £10. Daughters; Rebecca and Dorcas each 
£25, to be paid by son, William, when he is 25. Should either daugh- 
ter die, her share to the other; and should both die, their share to 
be equally divided between sons. Job and William. Should son, 
William die without issue, his estate to be divided between the 2 
daughters, or surviving daughter; they each to pay son, Job, £25. 
Executors — son William, and Edmund Ireland. Witnesses — Chris- 
topher Ireland, Deborah Leeds, Richard Price. Proved Mar. 19, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 418. 

1792, Feb. 7. Inventory, £517.18.6% ; made by John Steelman and 
Richard Price. File 1803H. 

1792, Nov. 29. Chamberlin, Calvin, of Oxford, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Judah Chamberlin, of Columbia Co., N. Y. Fellowbondsman 
— George Ribble, of Oxford, said Co. Lib. 34, p. 189. 

1792, Dec. '5. Inventory, £41.14.1; made by John Axford, Jr. and 
Wm. McDonald. File 521S. 

1794, Jane 2. Champion, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Anne Champion. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Carrall; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 81; File 1883H. 

1792, June 21. Champion, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Erasure Wescoat. Fellowbondsman — Richard Wescott; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 444; File 1804H. 

1781, Aug. 13. Chandler, James, Sr., of the Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Jemima, % of personal and use of Vs of 
real estate during her life. Daughters, Phebe, Jemima and Hannah, 
remaining % of moveable estate, equally between them. Son, Wil- 
liam, £21, to be paid by sons, Joseph, James and Jonathan, £7, each, 
provided he returns home within 4 years after my decease. Son, 
James, £100. Sons, Joseph, James and Jonathan, the residue of real 
estate, to be equally divided between them. Executors — friends, 
Stephen Chandler and Jesse Woodruff. Witnesses — Matthew Lyon, 
Joseph Lyon, Jr., Joseph Lyon. Proved June 9, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 477. 

1791, May 21. Inventory, £74.3., made by Jonathan Price and 
Seth Woodruff. File 7188-7193G. 

1789, Oct. 12. Chandler, Rev. Thomas B., D.D., of Elizabethtown, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 71 

Essex Co. (for many years Rector of St. John's Church) ; will of. 
Wife, Jane, both real and personal estate for support of herself and 
2 youngest daughters. Daughters, Elizabeth, Catharine (wife of 
Elias B. Dayton), Jane Tongerlon Chandler and Mary Goodin Chand- 
ler, equal division of estate after wife's decease; Elizabeth to be 
charged with £200 already given her, and Mary £10 given by her 
godfather, Mr. Goodin, of the Island of Jamica. (Wife excepting a 
pension from England.) Executors — wife, Jane, and son-in-law, 
Elias Bailey Dayton. Witnesses — (none). Proved Sept. 9, 1794 

Lib. 33, p. 371; File 7876-7879G. 

1794, Jan. 11. Chapman, James, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, real and personal estate during her life. After 
wife's decease real and personal estate to be sold and proceeds 
equally divided between the 2 daughters of sister, Elizabeth Kichen- 
ger, of London, Old England. Executors — wife, Mary, and Thomas 
Janney of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co. Witnesses — Joseph 
Gee, Gideon DCamp, Margaret DCamp. Proved Feb. 17, 1794. 

Lib. 3'5, p. 113. 

1794, Mar. 22. Inventory, £53.19.6; made by Samuel Belerjeau 
and George Holcomb. File 1667J. 

1793, Mar. 9. Chard, Benjamin, of Downs Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Son, Hugh, £5. Daughter, Sarah Harner, 1 bed and 
chest. Son, William, all real and remainder of personal. Executor 
— son, William. Witnesses — Jonathan Shaw, Thomas Sheppard, 
Leonard Shaw. Proved July 4, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 140; File 1040F. 

1794, Oct. 12. Chard, Hugh, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Son, 
Joel, 2 shares of estate. Daughters, Hannah Claypole, Mary Chard 
and Elizabeth Tumbleson [Tomlinson], each one share. Executors — 
son-in-law, Benjamin Tumbleson [Tomlinson] and James Ogden. 
Witnesses — Thomas Sheppard, William Campbell, Sarah Pepper. 
Proved Nov. 8, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 162; File 1071F. 

1792, Jan. 9. Cheesman, Thomas, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Merebah, 1 cow, 1 horse and £100 in 
lieu of her dower; also use and profits of plantation for 8 years, (to 
enable her to bring up the children). Son, Benjamin, plantation 
whereon I live; he paying his mother £10 yearly while my widow, 
and his sisters their legacies 3 years after he takes possession. 
Daughters, Mary, Martha, Deborah and Margaret, each £30. Son, 
Joseph, land purchased of Kemble in Gloucester Co. Son, Peter, 
% of saw mill left by my father, and remainder of lands not sold or 
disposed of. My % of 200 acres near John Chew's Branch and my 
V2 of Cedar Swamp on Longacoming Branch to be sold. Sons, Jos- 
eph and Peter to be put to trades when 14. Executors — friend, 
Joseph Bolton, and son, Benjamin Cheesman. Witnesses — William 
Pierce, John Mapes, Isaac Tomlinson. Proved Feb. 24, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 433. 

. Inventory, £353.17.6; made by Isaac Tomlinson and 

John Hider. (Sworn to Feb. 24, 1792.) File 1805H. 

1795, Jan. 12. Cheesman, Thomas, of Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Cheesman. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Morgan, of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 301; File 1926H. 

1793, May 30. Chetera, Lodowick, of Oxford, Sussex Co. Int. 



72 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Adm'r — Abraham Swisher. Fellowbondsman — Nicholas Dennis; both 

of Knowlton, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 342. 

1793, Apr. 5. Inventory, £81.11.8; made by Peter Weller and 

Thomas Hayes. File 552S. 

1795, May 2. Chew, Charlotte, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Chew, Sr., of said Co., dec'd; being out of the ward- 
ship of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Amos Clark. 
Guardian — Amos Clark. Fellowbondsman — Robert Sparks; both of 
New Jersey. Lib. 35, p. 307; File 1929H. 

1791, Aug. 19. Chew, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jonathan Chew. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Zane; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 215; File 1763H. 

1795, Oct. 25. Church, Elizabeth, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Sister, Barbary Fanning, £25 and wearing apparel. 
To Sarah Crim (wife of Peter), £15. To John Crim (son of Peter), 
£15, when 21. To Sarah Inskeep (wife of Abraham), bed and bed- 
ding. To Patience Crim, chest of drawers. To Martha Crim (wife 
of Isaac), £5. To Charles Crim (son of Peter) and Sarah Crim, £5. 
To Rachel Sanders (wife of Thomas), £10. To Elizabeth Cruthers 
(wife of James), £7.10. Executor — Peter Crim. Witnesses — Jane 
Thompson, Elizabeth Wood and John Stephens. Proved Nov. 28, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 264. 

1795, Nov. 9. Inventory, £230.11.9%; made by John Stephens 
and James Stephens. File 1927H. 

1795, Sept. 14. ChurchhIIl, Armstead, of Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Jane Churchhill and John Henry. Fellowbondsman — Robert 
Henry; all of Bedminster, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 541; File 971R. 

1790, Apr. 14. Claine [Cline-Klein], Jacob, Sr., of Greenwich, 
Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, % of residue. Daughter, Cath- 
arine, married to Matthias Shipman, Jr., choice of a complete feather 
bed, 3 iron pots, 2 pewter basons, 1 pewter tankard, 12 pewter 
plates, 12 pewter spoons, the red table and 4 chairs, her blue chest 
with contents, choice of 2 cows, 9 sheep and 4 hogs; and hi of resi- 
due. Remainder of personal estate to be sold. Son, Jacob, % of 
residue, when 21. Brother, John Klein, my wearing apparel for the 
use of my son, Jacob, whom he is to educate and to put to trade as 
a tanner. Executors — brother, John Klein and brother-in-law, Balzer 
Domer. Witnesses — Matthias Shipman, Valentine Bidleman, John 
Fred'k Evart. Proved Nov. 25, 1790. Lib. 35, p. 32. 

1790, Nov. 10. Inventory, £188.7.1, made by Jacob Shipman and 
Valentine Bidleman. File 799S. 

1795, Dec. 12. Clancey, Daniel, of Independence, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Andrew Slaughbower. Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin Graff 
and Abraham Robinson; all of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 13'5. 

1795, Dec. 11. Inventory, £50.2.; made Benjamin Croff and John 
Young. File 620S. 

1791, Feb. 19. Clap, John, of Burlington Co. Adm'r — William 
Kempton. Fellowbondsman — Curlis Shinn; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 184. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 73 

1791, Feb. 16. Inventory, £33.10.1; made by John Norcross and 
Curlis Shinn. File 1372C. 

1793, Mar. 1. Clark, Benjamin, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Bathsheba Clark. Fellowbondsman — John Elton; both of the City 
of Burlington, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 50. 

1793, Mar. 6. Inventory, £117.9.9; made by Jacob Myers and 
Robert Thomas. File 11483C. 

1791, Apr. 30. Clark, Carney, of Piles Grove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, all residue of personal property and use and profits of 
real estate until the child she is pregnant with is of age; the child 
to have real estate when of age. Should said child die before com- 
ing of age, then wife to have real estate during term of her life; 
after her decease to my youngest brother, Peter Clark. Witnesses 
— Adam Louderback, James Clark, Gideon Denny. Proved Oct. 15, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 251. 

1791, Nov. 4. James Flanagen, of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., said 
Co.; appointed Adm'r with will annexed. Fellowbondsmen — Adam 
Louderback and William Miller; both of said Co. 

1791, Aug. 6. Inventory, £69.18.2, made by W. Miller and Joseph 
Crispin. File 18421. 

1795, Jan. 16. Clark, Elijah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Guardians — Levi and Richard Clark. [Original paper miss- 



ing.] Lib. 35, p. 306. 

1795, Dec. 7. Clark, Elijah, Sr., of the Tovra and County of Glou- 
cester; will of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, Jane, 
3/8ths of residue. Son, Lardner, and daughter, Mai'y, £10 each. 
Daughter, Deborah, income from £350, during her life; after her de- 
cease, the same to be divided between sons. Elijah and John, and 
daughter, Rebecca Vanneman; also, the sons, each 2/8ths of residue 
and daughter, Rebecca, Hth of residue. Slaves to be given to chil- 
dren. Executors — sons, Elijah and John. Witnesses — Mary Wood, 
Sarah Clark and Thomas Hendry. Proved Dec, 18, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 266; No File No. 

1792, Apr. 14. Clark, Ezekiel, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will 
of. Both real and personal estate to be sold. Illegimate daughter 
[not named], £15, when 18. Niece, Sarah Clark Elston, (wife of 
Andrew Elston), £30. Remainder to be equally divided between the 
children of [niece], Sarah Elston, and the children of my sister, 
Ziphorah Scudder, when the boys are 21, and the girls 18. Execu- 
tors — friends, Amos Mors and Andrew Elston. Witnesses — Wm. 
Martin, Isaac Wood, Enoch Moore. Proved June 26, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 51; File 7434-7435G. 

1795, Apr. 20. Clark, Hannah Brown, of Essex Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of David Clark, of said Co. Said ward being an infant under 
14, with real and personal estate. Guardian — said ward's father, 
David Clark. Fellowbondsman — Jotham Clark; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 502; File 8174-8177G. 

1795, Feb. 6. Clark, Isaac, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — Rachel 
Clark (the widow), of said Co., and John Maxwell, of Sussex Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Abraham Bedell, of Morris Co. Lib. 36, p. 95. 



74 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Feb. 4. Inventory, £100.18.; made by Aaron Ball and John 
Caldwell. File 872N. 

1793, Sept. 7. Clark, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Richard Wescott. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Whitall; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 100. 

1793, Aug. 29. Inventory, £90.1.9.; made by James Williams, 
George Bulkley and Benjamin Treen. File 1843H. 

1794, Aug. 30. Clark, James, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Easter, 
Vs of personal and use of remainder of real estate while widow. Son, 
Samuel, £5. To Easter Clark (born of the body of Rebecca Tucker), 
£8, with interest, when 18. Daughter, Sarah Clark, one Q,ow, V3 of 
personal and piece of land bought of John Tucker on point of the 
Second Mountain, adjoining place sold to Jonathan Hand Osbom 
(10 acres); also Vz of residue of real estate after wife's decease. 
Daughter, Phebe Allen, % of personal and the other Vz of residue 
of real. Executor — friend. Colonel Jedidiah Swan, Esq., of Scotch 
Plains, said Co. Witnesses — Elias Clark, Sarah Spence, David Os- 
bom. Proved Oct. 4, 1794. 

1794, Oct. 6. Inventory, £55.18.6; made by Jonathan H. Osborn 
and Recompence Stanbery. Lib. 33, p. 367; File 7880-7886G. 

1788, May 18. Clark, John of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife (name not given), £150; also one room with furniture 
and privileges of house. Grandsons, Ellis and Joseph (sons of son, 
Thomas), the south part of property divided by line beginning in 
middle of gateway between the brick house and wheelright shop 
back to Paxson's Alley to a corner 66 feet from the southeasterly 
corner adjoining Richard Cox (same including wheelwright shop 
and house their mother lives in) ; also meadow adjoining meadow 
formerly belonging to Joseph Southwick, when they are 21. Son, 
John, north part of property including the brick house (an alley 
beginning on High Street and extending back 33 feet to be laid out 
5 feet on either side of said line). Son, Ephraim, back part of 
meadow purchased of the executors of Thomas Atkinson and John 
Bioren(?). Son, Joseph, remainder of said meadow. Son, Jacob, 
back piece of meadow purchased of John Green; also lot adjoining 
Mary Sill's (begining at her corner down the street 90 feet, back 
to garden fence parallel with her line, then along said fence to his 
meadow fence 12 feet below Joseph Southwick's line, thence up 
Southwick's line back to the garden lot). Son, Benjamin, remainder 
of land purchased of John Green and lot purchased of Samuel 
Parker. Daughter, Martha, £70. Sons, Jacob and Benjamin, a piece 
of woodland. Children, Ephraim, Joseph, Jacob, Benjamin and 
Martha, the residue. Executors — sons, John and Ephraim, and son- 
in-law, Alexander Shiras. Witnesses — Henry Paxson, Samuel Bi- 
spham, Hugh Hollinshead. 

1794, May 5. Codicil. Grandson, Joseph, being dec'd, property 
devised to him to go to grandson, Ellis; should he likewise die before 
21, his mother, Sarah Clark, to enjoy said grandson's share during 
her widowhood, after which same is to be sold and divided between 
original residuary legatees. Witnesses — Joseph Butteirworth, Ben- 
jamin Budd, Moses Kempton. Proved July 8, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 454; File 11531C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 75 

1795, Nov. 23. Clark, Joseph, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Clark. Fellowbondsman — Lemuel Cobb and Daniel P. Crane; all of 
said Co. Lib. 36, p. 97. 

179'5, Oct. 20. Inventory, £76.0.10; made by Lemuel Cobb and 
Daniel P. Crane. File 934N. 

1794, Feb. 10. Clark, Reuben, of Elizabeth Twsp., Essex Co., 
glazier; will of. Wife, Mary, use of real and personal estate during: 
her life. Son, Samuel, Vi acre whereon his house stands on north 
side of the Raritan Road. Sons, Enoch, Thomas and Samuel, re- 
sidue of real estate, including salt meadow in Great Meadow, for- 
merly belonging to Andrew Craig, Jr., by meadow of Daniel Terril 
Craig. Movables to be sold after wife's decease. To heirs of daugh- 
ter, Rhoda Bercount, dec'd (formerly wife of David Bercount), '5 
shillings. To heirs of daughter, Elizabeth Hand, dec'd (formerly 
wife of John Hand), 5 shillings. 3 daughters, Margaret Marsh 
(formerly wife of Alsraham Marsh, dec'd), Hannah Craig (wife of 
Daniel Craig), and Abigail Oilman (wife of Benjamin Gilman), the 
residue. Executors — friends, Jacob Terrill and Daniel Terrill. Wit- 
nesses — John Roberson, John M. Clark, Arthur Jarvis. Proved Aug. 
12, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 489. 

1795, June 20. Inventory, £38.14.3; made by Stephen Russel and 
John Roberson. File 8178-8183G. 

1787, Feb. 7. Clark, Sarah, of Rahway, Elizabeth Twsp., Essex 
Co., widow; will of. To great-granddaughter, Harriott Stagg, 10 
shillings. Grandson, Abraham Clark Scudder, 1 cow. Granddaugh- 
ter, Phebe Wood Scudder, 6 silver teaspoons. Son, Ezekiel Clark, 
and daughter, Ziporah Scudder, and granddaughter, Sarah Clark 
Elston, the residue. Executors — friend, Abraham Clark, and son-in- 
law, John Scudder. Witnesses — William Pierson, Abraham Pierson. 
Proved Feb. 20, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 19. 

1792, Feb. 20. Abraham Clark, one of the executors, having re- 
nounced and John Scudder, the other executor, being deceased, there 
was appointed as Adm'r — Andrew Elston, of Middlesex Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Pierson, of Essex Co. File 7436-7441G. 

1795, Jan. 16. Clark, Sarah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daughter 

of . Guardian — Levi Clark and Richard Clark. [Original 

papers missing.] Lib. 35, p. 307. 

1793, May 25. Clark, Thomas, of Galloway Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, all household furniture, negro wench named 
Peg; also jointly with son, Reuben, use of homestead and several 
purchases made with brother, David Clark, called the home tract, 
together with all farming utensils; also 3 yoke of oxen, 10 cows, 1 
bull, and all hogs and sheep; also use of all male negroes, while my 
widow. Daughters, Lovice, Sarah and Elizabeth, to be supported and 
enjoy liberty of home while single. Son, Reuben, home plantation, 
live stock and movables, which wife has use of, after her decease, or 
marriage; also, a meadow opposite Log Point, my right to swamp 
and meadow from Sand Point to Landing Creek, and cedar swamp 
on Teal Creek, westward of swamp lately belonging to Robert Smith. 
Sons, Adriel and Parker, my right to V2 of Clark's Mill with tract 
belonging to mill; also, tract called Munroe's, tract of 300 acres 
near John Shanes, and 150 acres bought of Levi Garrish; also 109 



76 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

acres of meadow at Negro Point. Son, Parker, my V2 of tract (36 
.a.) purchased of Jonas Morss, (whereon hi? house now stands). 
Cedar swamps on Elihue's Branch and ceder swamp on Snake 
Branch; to be sold. Sons, Adriel, Parker and Reuben, 40 acres of 
cedar swamp on Teal Creek, divided between them; they to pay 
their 6 sisters, i.e., Hannah Chew, Submit Kelsey, Abigail Hugg, 
Lovice Clark, Sarah and Elizabeth Clark, each £20. Daughters, 
Lovice, Sarah and Elizabeth, each 2 cows. Sons, Adriel and Parker, 
right to 7 acres of cedar swamp on Teal Creek. Son, Reuben, 19 
acres of cedar swamp above Mark's Bridge; also blacksmith tools. 
Residue divided between the 3 sons. Son, Adriel, negro man, Dimon, 
after wife's death; he to pay his 6 sisters, £20, or each £3.6.8. Sons, 
Parker and Reuben, negro man. Jack, after wife's death; they paying 
their sisters £20, or £3.6.8 to each sister. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
and son-in-law, Aaron Chew. Witnesses — Samuel Odell, Thomas 
Clark, Jr. and Abner Clark. Proved Dec. 9, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 71. 

1793, Dec. 6. Renunciation of Sarah Clark, the widow, as Ex- 
ecutrix, in favor of her son Adriel Clai'k. 

1793, Nov. 21. Renunciation by Aaron Chew, as Executor. 

1793, Dec. 9. Adm'r — with will annexed — Adrial Clark. Fellow- 
bondsman — Samuel Odell; both of said Co. File 1845H. 

1792, Dec. 15. Clarke, Isaac, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, one cow, one mare, one wagon and £20 worth 
of household furniture; also privileges of the house and garden and 
to be provisioned by son, James, during her widowhood. If wife should 
marry, she is to have one chest of drawers and all silver table and 
tea spoons that came by her. Son, William one desk and £56, when 
of age. Daughters, Rachel, Ann and Susannah, each £36 and one 
bed and bedding to the value of £20, when 18. Cleared land, bought 
of James Norris, to be sold. Son, James, part of home plantation 
west of line above the Great Bridge over Stony Brook, to include 
meadow bought of Doctor Israel Clarke; also land bought of James 
Norris that is not cleared. Residue to be divided between wife and 
all the children (son, James, excepted). Executors — son, Aaron, and 
cousin, William Clarke. Witnesses — Caleb Clarke, Israel Clarke, 
Ezekiel Clarke. Proved June 7, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 518. 

1794, May 31. Inventory, £894.17.11; made by Geo. Bullock and 
Joseph Olden. File 8515-8520L. 

1794, Apr. 6. Clarke, Dr. John, Sr., of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Amy, bay horse and chair, use of negro woman, 
Chalve, her choice of furniture, and all silver during her life; also 
interest from estate until son, Stephen, is 21; then V2 interest until 
son, John, is 21. Real estate to be rented or sold and personal pro- 
perty sold. Son, Stephen, £100; also ^/^ of estate, when 21. Son, 
John, the other half of estate, when 21. Guardians of the children — 
wife. Amy and friends, Benjamin Bowne and William Shute, Esq. 
Executors — wife Amy, Matthais Williamson, Jr., and William Shute. 
Witnesses — John Chetwood, Jr., John Burrowes, Ichabod C. Ross. 
Proved June 7, 1794. 

1794 May 5. Inventory, £431.16.5; made by William Woodruff 
and Aaron Lane. Lib. 33, p. 381; File 7888-7903G. 

1793, Nov. 12. Claveau, Philibert, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Obadiah Ayers. Fellowbondsman — Simeon Drake; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 230. 



CALENDAR OP WILLS— 1791-1795 77 

1793, Nov. 28, Inventory, £35.16.6; made Jonathan Harned and 
Aaron Bloodgood. (Philibert Claveau died Oct. 9, 1793.) 

File 8171-8174L. 

1790, June 11. Clemans, Enoch, of Waterford, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all personal estate to enable her to bring 
up son Enoch. Son, Enoch, to be put to trade when 14. Executrix 
— wife, Elizabeth Clemans. Witnesses — Samuel Hillman, David 
Davis. Proved Aug. 26, 1790. Lib. 32, p. 190. 

1791, July 31. Inventory, £49.13.8, made by Joseph Hillman and 
John Middleton. File 1764H. 

1795, Oct. 26. Clemans, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Clemans. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Burroughs; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 298. 

1795, Oct. 19. Inventory, £61.9.4^^; made by Thomas Burroughs 
and Isaac Fish. File 1928H. 

1791, Mar. 28. Clutch, Hugh, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Isaiah Clutch. Fellowbondsman — Michael Deubel; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 181. 

1791, Mar. 31. Inventory. £31.5.0; made by Solomon Thomas 
and John Ridgway. File 11373C. 

1783, April 30. Co, (Coe) Benjamin, Sr., of Newark, Essex Co.; 
will of. To my 4 daughters, i.e., Mary Roberts, Sarah Tuttle, Vinie 
Baldwin and Abigail Tichenor, each £50 (to be paid by son, Ben- 
jamin) ; also, lot of 10 acres bought of Hezekiah Johnson, lot of 
meadow bought of Silas Halsey lying by Maple Island Creek, salt 
meadow bought of Joseph Jones by said creek and a lot of salt 
meadow bought of Joseph Webb; all to be equally divided between 
them. Son, Benjamin, remainder of real and personal estate. Ex- 
ecutors — 4 sons-in-law, Moses Roberts, David Tuttle, Joseph Baldwin 
and Daniel Tichenor. Witnesses — Jonas Baldwin, Moses Baldwin and 
John Ogden. Proved June 25, 1789. Lib. 36, p. 8; File 6802-6805G. 

1791, Apr. 18, Coate, Thomas, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Ridgway. Fellowbondsman — Oakey Hoagland; both of said 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 184; File 11374C. 

1795, May 13. Coates, Walter, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Joseph Coates and Philip Triller. Fellov/bondsman — John 
Linn; all of said place. Lib. 36, p. 132 

1795, May 18. Inventory, £63.10.1; made by John Linn and Caleb 
Swayze, 

1795, May 21. Additional Inventory, £5.15.6; made by Frederick 
Linebash and Adolph Hartman. File 62 IS. 

1792, Jan. 25. Coddington, Benjamin, Sr., of Greenwich Twsp., 
Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, all real and personal estate 
while my widow. After her decease or marriage: eldest son, Benja- 
min, 5 shillings. Son, Moses, house and 2 acres whereon I now live, 
and 10 acres of Barrens bought of John Miller. Son, William, 5 acres 
bought of John Sheppard. Daughters, Phebe and Rhoda, 2 acres, 
joining Glover Fithian, divided between them. Residue of personal 
property to be divided between 4 youngest (last named) children. 



78 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Executors — wife, Phebe, and son, Moses. Witnesses — David Watkins, 
Timothy Solley and Richard Wood, Jr. Proved Apr. 3, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 131; File 1041F, 

1794, June 10. Coe, Enos, of Roxbui-y Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r— Jerard Coe. Fellowbondsman — ^Joseph Dickerson; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 158. 

1794, June 9. Inventory, £223.18.0; made by Caleb Fairchild and 
Joseph Dickerson. File 839N. 

1794, July 21. Coejemans, Majeke, of the City of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Sister, Gertrude Lott, and Gertrude Abell 
(only daughter of dec'd sister Joanna Neilson) and Gertrude Farmer 
(only daughter of dec'd brother Samuel S. Coejemans), wearing ap- 
parel. Old wench, Bett, to be set free; with income from £150. for 
her support. After Bett's decease, Gertrude Farmer and Andrew 
Coejemans (2 children of dec'd brother Samuel S. Coejemans) Vs 
of the £150, Gertrude Abeel and John Neilson (2 children of dec'd 
sister Joanna Neilson) %, and sister Gertrude Lott, Vz ; the same to 
share in like manner in the residue. Executors — Kinsmen and 
friends, John Neilson, Leonard Bleecker and Andrew Coejemans. 
Witnesses — John Voorhees, Moses Scott and Susannah Cremer. 
Proved Jan. 5, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 196; File 8559-8560L. 

1795, Dec. 23. Cogswell, Cornelius, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Benjamin Bonnel. Fellowbondsman — Theodorus Johnson; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 499; File 8184-8185G. 

1795, Dec. 23. Cogswell, Joseph, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Benjamin Bonnel. Fellowbondsman — Theodorus Johnson; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 498; File 8186-8187G 

1793, Mar. 11. Cole Abraham, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Cole, the widow. Fellowbondsman — John Wright; both of said 
Co. , Lib. 33, p. 146; File 2281B. 

1795, Nov. 1. Cole Andrew, of Walpack Twsp., Sussex Co., farmer; 
will of. Wife, Christina, 1 cow, house-room and furniture and £12 
yearly, while widow. Eldest daughter, Catherine, £5. 2nd daughter, 
Cornelia, £5. 3rd daughter, Mary, £8 and a cow. 4th daughter, 
Elizabeth, £5. Daughters, Sarah, Jane, Lenah and Margaret, each 
£5. Granddaughter, Catherine Cole, £3 and a cow. Sons, Abraham 
and Jacob, residue of personal property; they also to have 3 acres 
near road for a building place. Sons, Hermanns, Leonard, Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob, each an equal division of remainder of real estate. 
Executors — sons, Leonard, Isaac and Jacob Cole. Witnesses — Jacob 
Rosencranse, John Dimon and Lewis Fortner. Proved Dec. 31, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 111. 

1796, Mar. 24. Inventory, £135.0.8; made by James Brink and 
John Deamon. File 622S. 

1776, Nov. 4. Cole, Barent, of Hackensack Precinct, Bergen Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, looking glass and gold and silver she 
brought with her at our marriage; also room in house and her sup- 
port while my widow. Daughter-in-law, Esey (widow of son, Abra- 
ham), 3 pieces of land. After daughter-in-law's decease, the said 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1796 7» 

land to grandsons, Jacob, Bai'ent, Benjamin and Abraham (sons of 
son, Abraham, dec'd) ; they paying £80 for same, to be divided 
between granddaughters, (their sister), Elizabeth and Christina. 
Son, Jacob, silver watch for his birthright, silver shoe and knee 
buckles and £9; also remainder of real and V3 of residue. Daughter, 
Rachel (wife of Jacob D. Baun), £150 and % of residue. To the 
6 grand children above named, the other Vs of residue, when 21. 
Executor — son, Jacob, and friend, David Durie. Witnesses — Samuel 
P. Demarest, Cornelius Demarest, John Haring. Proved May 5, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 55; File 2480-2488B. 

1792, Feb. 21. Cole, Josephus, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Phebe Cole, the widow. Fellowbondsman — ^Josiah Cole; both 
of said place. Witnesses — Reuben Buckleu and Thos. Anderson. 

Lib. 34, p. 157. 

1792, Feb. 15. Inventory, £185.2.11, made by Samuel Decker and 
Evi Adams. File 522S. 

1792, Jan. 30, Colhoun, Jacob, of Hunterdon Co., (late a soldier 
in the Jersey Line). Int. Adm'r — Jonathan Phillips, Fellowbonds- 
man — Israel Reed, both of Maidenhead Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 197. 
1792, Jan. 30. Inventory, £25.3.11, made by Jonathan Phillips. 

File 1605J. 

1790, Nov, 27. Collerd, James, of Bergen Twsp., Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Charity, all estate with real and personal during her 
widowhood. Son, Jeremiah, 10 shillings for his birthright. Son, 
John, all real estate after marriage or decease of my wife; he to 
pay to my son, Jeremiah, £50, 6 years after my decease; and to my 
son, Jacob, £50, and my daughter Hannah (wife of John Van 
Houten, Jr.) £50; son John, also; 2 horses, my waggons and farm- 
ing utensils, my large Dutch Bible, my carpenter tools. Remainder 
of personal property to be divided between my 4 children, Jeremiah, 
John, Hannah (wife of John Van Houten) and Jacob. My silver 
bowl I appraise at £20, and my silver tankard at £15, and either of 
my children may have them at such a price. Executors — sons, 
John and Jacob, and friend, Cornelius Garrabrant. Witnesses — 
Joseph Waldron, Daniel Sickels, John Dey. Proved Dec. 16, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 517; File 2137B. 

1792, Dec. 19. Collier, Isaac, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Josiah 
■Gould and Enos Gould. Fellowbondsman — James Post; all of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 72. 

1792, Dec. 18. Inventory, £191.7.2, made by James Post and 
Derick Mowerson. File 7442-7449G. 

1791, Oct. 29, Collins, Joseph, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Susanna, all furniture she brought with 
her; also £50, 1 cow, and the use of two rooms of house and garden; 
and £5 yearly to be paid by my sons, Edward and John. Son, Joseph, 
18 acres of northwest part of plantation by lands of Samuel Bjupr- 
rough, Sr,, and William Cooper, dec'd. Son, Charles, 17 acres, north- 
east part of plantation by lands of Isaac Ellis and Samuel Burrough. 
Son, John, lot of land in Waterford Twsp. cut off from other lands 
(therein described). Son, Edward, remainder of plantation in 
Waterford Twsp. Son, Samuel, part of plantation in Evesham Twsp., 
Burlington Co. Daughter, Rachel, a feather bed and furniture. 

Daughter, Dinah, a feather bed and furniture. Cedar swamp 



80 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

purchased of Samuel Clement's Est. on Great Eggharbour river to 
be sold and the proceeds, and residue of personal estate to be 
equally divided between daughters, Elizabeth, Rachel and Diana. 
Executors — son, Edward, and Thomas Redmond. Witnesses — Isaac 
Ellis, Isaac Cooper, William Dodd. Proved Nov. 23, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 207. 

1791, Nov. 15. Inventory, £639.00.10, made by Joseph Champion, 

Thomas Thorn. File 1765H. 

1791, Jan. 31. Colt, Isaac, Sr., of Newtown, Sussex Co., will of. 
Wife, Sarah, goods she brought with her; % of movables and use of 
% of land, during her life. Son, Isaac, wearing apparel and % of 
remainder. (Real and personal to be sold.) Children of daughter 
Rachel Smith, */4 of remainder, when of age. Daughter, Hannah Mc- 
Neal, % part. Daughter, Martha Williams, hi part. Executors — 
sons-in-law, Edward McNeal and Samuel Meeker. Witnesses — 
Hannah Adams and Hannah Poole. Proved Aug. 1, 1792 

Lib. 34, p. 171. 

1792, July 18. Inventory, £48.6., made by Silas Hopkins and 
Peter DeWitt. File 523S. 

1794, Dec. 31. Combs, David, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Father, Joseph Combs, real and personal estate and a pew in the 
new Meeting House, during his life. After father's decease, estate 
to equally divided amongst the children of Doctor James English. 
Executor — father, Joseph Combs. Witnesses — James English, John 
Covenhoven (Justice), John Covenhoven. Proved Feb. 12, 1795. 

Lib. 33, p. '518; File 7213-7214M. 

1788, Feb. 2. Compton, John, of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., farmer; will of. Grandson, John Compton (son of son, Joseph, 
dec'd), 20 shillings. Daughter, Hulda Compton, real and personal; 
also to be sole Executrix. Witnesses — George Taylor, Christopher 
Rook, John Stillwell. Proved Mar. 25, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 416. 

1791, Feb. 25. Inventory, £112.2.0; made by John Stillwell and 
John Taylor. File 7019-7024M. 

1791, Oct. 6. Conarroe, Thomas, of the City of Philadelphia, 
Penna. ; will of. Daughter, Abigail Curtis (wife of Thomas Curtis), 
£200. Daughter, Rebeckah Trotter, £200. Sons, Thomas and An- 
tram, all lands (plantation in Springfield Twsp., Burlington Co., N. 
J.), and all personal property; they to pay the daughters and 
daughters to sign a release of their right in lands. Executors — sons, 
Thomas and Antram. Witnesses — Unity Pancoast, Joseph Burr, John 
Ridgway. Proved at Burlington, N. J., Dec. 26, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 2; File 11484C. 

1789, Sept. 29. Conckling, Dayid, Sr., of Westfield, Elizabeth 
Twsp., Essex Co. ; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, % of residue of personal 
property. Having purchased a plantation of Zachariah Davis at 
Sheriff's vendue, with son, Daniel, for which he has deed for whole 
of plantation on which I paid £350; the said £350 to be devised 
as follows: son Daniel, 20 shillings. Son, David, £200. Daughters, 
Mary Ludlum, Hannah Miller and Sarah Squire, the remainder of 
the £350, divided between them. Movable estate to be sold. Son, 
David, % of residue. Executors — friend, Ephraim Marsh and son, 
David. Witnesses — Mathias Sayre, William Peirson, Jr., John Scud- 
der. Proved Dec. 26, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 180; File 7646-7648G. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 81 

1791, July 8. Condict, Timothy, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, my red cow inclusive of her right of dower. Son, 
Stephen, lot of land near the Academy; also piece of woodland near 
Josiah Pierson's on the Mountain. Sons, Moses and Benjamin, lot 
of land called Sandhill of 12 acres. Wife is now pregnant. Son, 
Ogden, and child wife is likely to have, my homestead, to be divided 
between them if it be a boy; if a girl, son, Ogden, the whole of 
homestead, and he to pay out to her £20. Lot of land next to Riggs 
on mountain to be sold. Remainder of real estate to be equally 
divided between all my sons. Daughters, Phebe, Betey and Polly, 
£20, when of age. Son, Stephen, my bay mare, and a pair of red 
2 year old steers. Remainder of moveables to be sold. Executors — 
wife, Elizabeth, son Stephen and Joseph Tompkins. Witnesses — 
John Condit, Stephen Peck, Joseph Condit. Proved Oct. 3, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 489; File 7196-7199G. 

1792, Feb. 23. Condit, Samuel, Jr., of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
Samuel Condit, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — Dr. John Condit. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph Condit; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 33; File 7450-7453G. 

1791, Dec. 30. Congleton, Alen, Sr., of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co.; will of. Son, Allen, that part of plantation he now lives on, 
from the River to fence in the woods from Peter Enloes' to Albert 
Bilderback's line. Son, John, remainder of land. To children of 
Henry Congleton (not named) £20, divided between them. Son, 
John, and daughters, Sarah and Jane, residue of personal, divided 
between them. Witnesses — Daniel Lambson, Peter Enloes and 
Margaret Brown. Proved Mar. 22, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 474. 

1792, Mar. 22. (No Executor having been appointed.) Adm'rs — 
with will annexed — John Congleton, of Delaware. Fellowbondsmen 
— Allen Congleton, Judediah Garrison, Gamaliel Garrison and Jesse 
Newark; all of said Co. 

1792, Jan. 31. Inventory, £1,410.0.0 V2 ; made by Jesse Newark 
and John Holson. File 1841Q. 

1792, Aug. 21. Conkin, John, Sr., of Stafford Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Desiar, all movables including live stock; also 
the house and % part of land during her life. Eldest son, John, £5. 
Son, Daniel, % part of plantation ( % at my decease and Vs at my 
wife's decease). Son, Stephen, Va part of plantation (the same as 
Daniel). Grandsons, Peter and Joseph Conklin (sons of son, John), 
the remaining % part of plantation, ( % at my decease and Vs at 
my wife's decease). Executors — son, Daniel, and wife, Desiar. Wit- 
nesses — Job Ridgway, Richard Ridgway, Jr., and Jesse Ridgway. 
Proved Oct. 16, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 327. 

1792, Oct. 8. Inventory, £194.11.6; made by John Collins and 
Job Ridgway. File 6671-6676M. 

1792, Mar. 1. Conklin, Lena, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert 
McCall. Fellowbondsman — Harmon Van Zile; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 17; File 2214B. 

1792, Apr. 14. Conkling, Isaac, of Morris Co., (late of Westover, 
Orange Co., N. Y.). Int. Adm'x — Comfort Conkling. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Pitney; both of Morristown, said Co. Lib. 34, p. 116. 

1792, Feb. 20. Inventory, £173.0.5; made by Timothy Gobel and 
Daniel Doty. File 785N. 



82 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Mar. 19. Conkling, Sarah, Jonathan D. and John, of Morris 
Co. Wards. Children of Isaac Conkling, of Orange Co., New York 
State, dec'd. On petition of John Pitney, grandfather of said wards. 
Guardian— John Pitney. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Conkling; both 
of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 97; File 891N. 

1786, Sept. 29. Conkling, Stephen, Sr., of Morristown, Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, use of % of land and a room in house while 
my widow. Sons, William and Stephen, £5 each. Sons, Isaac, John 
and Abraham, £100 each. Daughter, Clymine Ayers, £5 and 6 silver 
tea spoons. Daughter, Ruth (wife of Stephen Whitecar), £15 and 
2 silver spoons. Daughter, Mary (wife of John Runyon), £r5 and 
2 large silver spoons. Daughter, Deborah, £70 and 2 large silver 
spoons. Residue to be equally divided between my 5 sons. Executors 
— sons, William and Stephen. Witnesses — George Bockoven, Lewis 
Dilly, Daniel Daty. Proved Sept. 21, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 22. 

1791, Sept. 20. Inventory, £225.19.6; made by George Bockoven 
and John Pitney. File 762N. 

1792, Jan. 23. Connet, James, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Spencer Connet. Fellowbondsman — Hendrik Boorum; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 312. 

1792, Jan. 21. Inventory, £30.15.6; made by John Field, (son of 
Benjamin), and Hendrick Boorum. File 7991-7994L. 

1794, July 26. Conover, John, of Great Egg Harbor Twsp., 
Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Conover. Fellowbondsman — 
Edmon Ireland; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 81. 

1794, July 14. Inventory, £117.18.6; made by Edmon Ireland and 
William Bice. File 1885H. 

1795, Nov. Consilyea, Andrew, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — William 
Dils. (Original papers missing.) Lib. 36, p. 133. (No file No.). 

1791, Sept. 17. Cook, Daniel, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rebecca, whole of estate after she has paid the legacies. Son, 
Henry, £50. Daughter, Sarah, £5. Son, David, £50. Daughter 
Hannah, £25. Daughters, Mary and Rebecca, £25 each. Sons, Daniel, 
Ezra and John, £50 each. Boys to be paid when 21, and the girls 
when 18. Executors — ^wife. Rebecca, Artemus Day, and son, Henry 
Cook. Witnesses — John Joline, Benj. Pitney, Henry Conkling. Proved 
Sept. 28, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 2'5. 

1791, Sept. 28. Inventory of real and personal estate, £2,009.1.1., 
made by Benj. Pitney and Henry Conkling. File 763N. 

1791, June 20. Cook, Elizabeth, of Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Daughter of William Cook, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Joseph 
Cook, Casandra Zane, Chattin Cook, Solomon Lippincott, Mary Lip- 
pincott, Simeon Zane and William Zane, the Orphans' Court appoints 
Robert Cook, a relation, as Guardian. Fellowbondsman — William 
Wood; both of said Co. Lib. 32 p. 217; File 1766H. 

1795, Feb. 2. Cook, Ezra, of Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Caleb Shreve. Fellowbondsman — Aden Gibbs; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 253. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1796 83 

1795, Jan. 13 Inventory, £700.14.6; made by Daniel Ivins and 
Reuben Shreve. File 11588C. 

1793, July 1. Cook, Jashur, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Joseph Cook and Samuel Cook. Fellowbondsman — John 
Lippincott; all of said place. Lib. 33, p. 254. 

1793, June 17. Inventory, £70.16.; made by Timothy Corlies and 
John West. File 6801-6806M. 

1792, Oct. 11. Cook, Jesse, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Deborah, 2 beds, 3 cows, 1 horse, 1 case of drawers and £30; 
also use of Vs of plantation and salt meadow at Long Branch. Only 
son, Job, plantation and salt meadow at Long Branch, inherited from 
father, Job Cook, dec'd, when 21. Home plantation and movables to 
be sold. Six daughters, Catherine, Hannah, Elizabeth, Patience, 
Deborah and Merean, remainder divided between them, when 18 or 
when they marry. Executors — brother-in-law, Jacob Woolley and 
George Corlis. Witnesses — Joseph Jackson, Joseph Covert. Timothy 
Corlies. Proved Mar. 6, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 251. 

1792, Dec. 25. Inventory, £606.4.6; made by Timothy Corlies and 
Nathan Woolley. File 6807-6816M. 

1793, Mar. 14. Cook, Peter, Sr., of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, and eldest son, Peter, to manage plantation for 
the support and bringing up the children. Daughters, Sarah and 
Mary, each £25, when 18. Children, Caty, Sarah, Peter, Mary and 
John, remainder of personal, divided between them, when son, Peter, 
is 21. Sons, Peter and John, all real divided between them, when 21. 
Executors — wife, Mary, son-in-lav»r, Abner Beach, Jr., and son, Peter. 
Witnesses — Job Allen, Jacob Davev and William Broadwell. Proved 
Dec. 30, 1793. Lib. 33. p. 316 

1793, Nov. 28. Inventory, £650.13.3; made by Josiah Hall and 
Job Allen. File 814N. 

1793, Aug. 16. Cook, Stephen, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Stephen Cook. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Cook; both of 
Shrewsbury, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 254. 

1793, July 24. Inventory, £136.16.11; made by Timothy Corlies 
and John West. File 6817-6822M. 

1794, Mar. IS. Cook, Stephen, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
George Kelley and Susannah Kelley, his wife (formerly wife of 
Stephen Cook, a soldier in the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment). Fellow- 
bondsman — Benjamin Freeman; all of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 158; File 840N. 

1791, June 20. Cook, William, Jr., of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son 
of William Cook, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Joseph Cook, 
Casandra Zane, Chattin Cook, Solomon Lippincott, Mary Lippincott, 
Simeon Zane and William Zane; the Orphans' Court appoints, Robert 
Cook, a relation, as guardian. Guardian — Robert Cook. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Wood; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 217; File 1766H. 

1792, Mar. 29. Cook, William, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Mary Cook, Joseph Marsh and John Marsh. Fellowbondsman — Elias 
Marsh; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 315; File 7995-7996L. 



84 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1794, Dec. 30. Coon, Azariah, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
David Kelly. Fellowbondsman — Hendrick Boorum; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 538. 

1794, Nov. 25. Inventory, £86.12.7; made by Richard Field, Jr., 
and John Field. File 8511-8514L. 

1795, Feb. 5. Cooper, Benjamin, Capt. of Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — John H. Cooper and John Dawes; both of Lebanon Twsp., 
said Co. Fellowbondsman — Dennis Wickoff, of Tewksbury, said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 168. 
1794, Dec. 31. Inventory, £132.4.6.; made by John Hoffman and 
Dennis Wickoff. 

1796, Feb. 3. Account by John H. Cooper, one of the Admini- 
strators; total £197.16.10. File 1704J. 

1791, Feb. 1. Cooper, Daniel, of Morris Twsp. and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, use of negro wench, Het, and interest from £100, 
while widow. Grandson, John Ludlow (son of daughter, Agness Lud- 
low), £50. Grandsons, Daniel Cooper and Solomon Cooper (sons 
of son John Cooper, dec'd), 28 acres lying in the great swamp 
whereon John Bruse now lives; also 6 acres northeast corner of 
land of Daniel Cooper, Jr., dec'd and the southwest corner of the 
land of James Van Derveer; also 23 acres in the long field running 
in straight course from said Daniel Cooper, Jr's corner to Peter 
Layton's line. Grandson, Joseph Gaston (son of Robert Gaston, 
Esq.), a negro boy. Granddaughter, Charity Cooper, (daughter of 
son John Cooper), a negro girl, 6 sheep and 2 cows. Residue of real 
and personal to be sold; children of son Daniel, dec'd (male and 
female), Va part. Son, Benjamin Cooper, % part; he to discharge 
obligations in which I stand as his seciirity, to wit: bond to Samuel 
Wells, bond to Elias Boudinott, Esq., £5 to Richard Stockton, Esq.; 
also for costs of suit brought by William Neilson. Granddaughter, 
Charity Cooper (daughter of son John, dec'd), Va part. To the other 
children of son John, dec'd, Va part. Grandson, John Ludlow, Va 
part. Daughter, Rosanna Gaston (wife of Robert Gaston, Esq.), Va 
part. Daughter, Providence Manning (wife of Joseph Manning), Va 
part. To the children of daughter Anna (wife of Jonas Carle), Va 
part. Executors — Robert Gaston, Esq., of Somerset Co., Elias 
Coriell, of said Co. and James Linn and Colonel Ephraim Martin, of 
Somerset Co. Witnesses — Moses Squier, Joseph Thompson and 
Peter Runyon. 

1792, April 24. Codicil. The bequest of Va part of residue 
left to children of son Daniel, dec'd, revoked. Granddaughter, Lydia 
(wife of Samuel Annin (?) and daughter of said son Daniel), 1/11 
part of revoked legacy. Granddaughter, Mary Crane (daughter of 
son Daniel), 1/11 part. The remaining 9 parts of revoked legacy to 
be equally divided between the children of son John, the children of 
son Benjamin, children of daughters, Rosanna, Providence and 
Anna, and grandson, John Ludlow (son of daughter Agness). Wit- 
nesses — Robert Robertson, David Burnet and John Muckkel. Proved 
June 20, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 67; File 873N 

1790, Sept. 18. Cooper, David, of Gloucester Co.; will of. Sons, 
Amos and Paul, home plantation; Amos, part whereon he lives and 
Paul, part whereon he lives with 30 acres through which State road 
passes. Grandson, David (son of son Amos), 30 acres of land given 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 85 

son Paul, should he die without other surviving children than one 
he now has. Daughter, Martha, lot in Woodbury; also pocket book 
of memoirs and papers. Daughter, Elizabeth, 364% acres of pine 
land. To David Allinson, best watch. To David Wood, old watch 
and his mother's sleeve buttons. To David Cooper, silver tooth pick 
and gold buttons. To David Tatem, knee buckles and studs. To 
Anna Cooper, her grandmother's snuff box and 6 silver spoons. 
Grandson David Wood, £400, when 21. To grand children by the 
name of David and Sybil, £10 each, when of age. Sister Hannah 
Cooper, £25. Remainder of pei-sonal property to be divided between 
daughters, Martha and Elizabeth. Executor — son-in-law, John Ta- 
tem. Witness — Margery Mickle, Samuel Mickle and Elizabeth 
Smith. 

1790, Nov. 14. Codicil. £10 apiece given to grand children by the 
name of David and Sybil, revoked. To Elizabeth Allinson (daughter 
of Martha Allinson), £100, at her mother's decease or marriage. 
Should grandson, David Wood, die before of age, the £400 be>- 
queathed him to be divided between David Allinson and Elizabeth 
Allinson; her mother to have use of what is given her during her 
life and widowhood. Watch given to David Allinson, to be given 
David Cooper; and gold buttons given to David Cooper to be given 
David Allinson. Witnesses — Margery Mickle and Samuel Mickle. 
Proved Dec. 10, 1795. Lib. 3'5, p. 258. 

1795, Nov. 19. Inventory, £1693.5.9; made by Joseph Whitall and 
Phineus Lord. File 1931H. 

1795, Oct. 7. Cooper, Hugh, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, all real and personal estate during her 
life. Children, William, Abigail, Mary, John, Joseph, Robert and 
David an equal division of my estate after wife's decease. Executors 
— son, William Cooper and friend Richard Cooper. Witnesses — 
Adam Chrispen, Samuel Brackney and James Sloan. Proved Dec. 7, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 260; File 1932H. 

1793, Sept. 23. Cooper, Jacob, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth Cooper and Philip Cooper. Fellowbondsman — Gasper 
Cooper; all of Shrewsbury, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 254. 

1793, Sept. 25. Inventory, £306.4.4 iy4 ; made by Edward Patterson 
Cook and Ezekiel Johnston. File 6823-6828M. 

1792, Oct. 7. Cooper, James, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Priscilla, household furniture; also 6 lots in the town 
of Camden, 3 acres of meadow adjoining lands of Samuel Eastlack, 
and the house and lot on my plantation where negro Jacob lives; also 
profits from 10 sheep and £20 annually from rent of plantation until 
son, James, is 21; then to have rents of real estate in Philadelphia, 
during her life. Mother, Mary Cooper, 10 cords of wood yearly. 
Son, James, plantation in Newton (where I lately lived), including 
meadow purchased of Joseph Hay and Cedar Swamp adjoining my 
lot of land in Camden Town, (adjoining Whitehall St., and ground 
of John Holster), also 1,000 acres in Virginia, and my clock, watch, 
desk and wearing apparel. Daughter, Mary, (after decease of wife), 
the 5 lots in Camden, and real estate in Phila. ; also residue of per- 
sonal and rents of plantation, when 18. Should son James die with- 
out issue before 21, his bequest to daughter Mary; and should daugh- 
ter Mary die before 21, her bequest to son James. Should both chil- 



86 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

dren be dec'd before 21, then, son James' bequest to nephew, Daniel 
Cooper, and he to pay each of his brothers and sisters (unnamed) 
£100; the bequests to daughter Mary, to brother, Joshua Cooper. 
Negro woman Violet, and her daughter, Isabel, to be set free. Negro 
man, Jack, to be cared for during his life. Executors — ^friends, Jo- 
seph Champion, of Waterford, and Samuel Erwin, of Newton, with 
assistance of my brother, Joseph Mickle. Witnesses — Benjamin Test, 
Elizabeth Test, James Sloan. 

1792, Oct. 9. Codicil. Revoking appointment of Joseph Champion 
and Samuel Erwin as executors. Executor — brother, Joseph Mickle. 
Witnesses — Henry Still, Robert Stewart, James Sloan. Proved Dec. 
14, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 414. 

1792, Nov. 22. Inventory, £114.2.6; made by Samuel Eastlack 
and James Sloan. File 1806H. 

1793, Dec. 13. Cooper, Joseph, Jr., of Newton Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Redman. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Cooper; both of said Co. Lib, 33, p. 101. 

1793, Nov. 12. Inventory, £947.6.8; made by Jeremiah Elfreth 
and James Sloan. File 1846H. 

1795, Oct. 10. Cooper, Marmaduke, of Newton Twsp., Glou- 
cester Co., grazier; will of. Son, Isaac, all lands in Greenwich, 
Woolwich and Deptford Twsp.; he paying, when 21, £50 per an- 
num apiece, unto my daughters, Hannah, Margaret, Lydia, Eliza- 
beth and Ann, during their lives. Son, Joseph, all lands in Newton 
Twsp. and '^A of pine land near Price's Mill; he paying, when 21, 
£50 a year, unto each of his 5 sisters during their lives. Sons, Isaac 
and Joseph, beach and plantation at Eggharbour and stone quarry 
in Delaware Co., Penna., to be divided between them. The 5 daugh- 
ters, Hannah, Margaret, Lydia, Elizabeth and Ann, £1500 each, when 
18. To Joseph Cooper (son of Joshua Cooper), £50, when 21. Resi- 
due to be divided between the 2 sons. Executors — friends and rela- 
tions, Thomas Norton, Joseph Bacon, Samuel Noble and Isaac Jones 
(son of Aquilla Jones) ; all of Philadelphia, Penna. Witnesses — 
Joshua Cooper, Elizabeth Jones and P. Thompson. Proved Nov. 2, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 272. 

1795, Nov. 14. Inventory, £6,070.16.0; made by James Sloan and 
Joseph Mickle. File 1933H. 

1791, Oct. 11. Cooper, Mary, of Gloucester Co., widow of James 
Cooper; will of. Son, William, £100; also 1 walnut table and 6 silver 
tea spoons. Son, John, £100; also one low chest of drawers and 6 
silver tea spoons. Daughter, Esther, 4 acre lot adjoining John 
Tatum's land; also, £200, 6 silver tea spoons, wearing apparel and 
remainder of furniture. Son and daughter-in-law, James and Re- 
becca, £10. Executors to buy a large Bible for Mary, daughter of 
Benjamin Cooper. My 3 children, William, John and Esther, the 
residue. Executors — son-in-law, James Cooper, and son, William 
Cooper. Witnesses — Amos Cooper, Sarah Cooper, Sibyl Cooper. 
Proved June 20, 1794. 

1794, Mar. 13. Inventory, £1,020.0.8; made by John Tatum and 
Phineus Lord. Lib. 35, p. 71; File 1884H. 

1791, Dec. 16. Cooper, Mary, Joseph, Sarah and Robert, Jr., of 

Gloucester Co. Wards. Children of Robert Cooper, of said Co., 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 87 

dec'd. On petition of Samuel Cooper that a guardian be appointed 
for said children. Guardian — William White. Fellowbondsman — 
William Lippincott; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 218; File 1767H. 

1794, Mar. 12. Cooper, Ruben, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Cooper. Fellowbondsman — Elijah Snethen; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 158; File 841N. 

1793, July 9. Cooper, Thomas, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — John Cooper. Fellowbondsman — John Butter- 
worth; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 52; File 11485C. 

1792, June 8. Copland, Ambrose, of Middlesex Co.; will of. To 
father, Coperthwaite Copland, £20 yearly. To kinswoman, Margaret 
Laing, one feather bed and bedding. Sister, Anna Jacobs, and her 
son, Ambrose Hankinson, %of both real and personal estate, (sister 
Anna to have % of the Va and her son % ) . Sister, Hannah Moore 
(wife of John Moore), income of V3 put out at interest, during her 
life; after her decease the principal to be divided among her 5 chil- 
dren. Half-sisters, Mary Farrington and Miriam Copland, each % 
of the remaining \^ of estate; £150 to be deducted from Miriam'3 
share and put to interest for the support of my sister, Margaret Cop- 
land, and, after her decease, to be divided among the surviving here- 
tofore named legatees. Mother-in-law, [step-mother], Margaret 
Copland, should she survive my father, an annuity of £14 from the 
share bequeathed her 2 children, Mary Farrington and Miriam Cop- 
land (Miriam under age). Sister, Anna Jacobs (wife of John 
Jacobs), to have as part of her legacy the Pot House yard (valued 
@ £600), including kiln house, 2 stone clay houses, mill and shed, 
with utensils, and as bounded by stones set in the presences of John 
Jacobs, Crowel Moore, George Kelly and Joseph Hampton. Land 
purchased of Benjamin Shotwell, Isaac Shotwell, John Marsh, Sam- 
uel Marsh, Oliver Martin and salt meadow bought of John Morris; 
all to be sold. Father's annuity to be paid from all the legacies. 
Executors — brother [in-law], John Jacobs, Jesse Farrington and 
kinsman, Elisha Whitehead. Witnesses — James Shotwell, William 
Haydock, Nathan Shotwell. 

1794, June 10. Codicil. The request to cousin, Margaret Shoe- 
maker, late Laing, revoked, as she is now married. Witnesses — 
Nathan Shotwell and Joseph Hampton. 

1794, July 20. Codicil. Sister, Mary Farrington, £70 additioraL 
Witnesses — William Haydock, Samuel Marsh, Nathan Shotwell. 
Proved Aug. 2, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 499. 

1794, July 30. Inventory, £5,183.17; made by Samuel Marsh and 
Isaac Brokaw. File 8497-8509L. 

1793, Mar. 17. Corlis, Asher, Sr., of Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, 
Rachel, £400. Son, Asher, 3/5 of remainder. Daughter, Hannah, 
% part. Real and personal estate to be sold. Executor — uncle, 
John Borden, and friend, William Hartshorne, (son of Robert). Wit- 
nesses — John Hartshorne, Benjamin Corlis, John Hance, George 
Wooley. Proved Nov. 9, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 248; File 6829-6830M. 

1790, Not. 22. Corliss, Benjamin, of Lower Alloway's Creek 
Twsp., Salem Co. ; will of. Wife, Mary, remainder of movable estate 
and */4 of land, during her widowhood; at her marriage or decease, 



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the same, to son, Jacob. Son, Daniel, £5. Daughter, Martillia Plattt, 
£V5. Son, Jacob, looms, 1 bed and 1 cow, and % of lot of land. Ex- 
ecutor — son, Jacob. Witnesses — Wadington Bradway, Elizabeth 
Bradway and Edward Bradway, Proved Nov. 17, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 106; File 2045L 

1794, Nov. 22. Corliss, Daniel, of Lower Alloways Creek, Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, all real and personal estate until son, 
Joseph, is of age. Son, Joseph, all real estate when of age. Should 
wife die and son die without issue, real and personal estate to 
brother, Jacob Corliss, and sister, Martilla Platts. Executor — Abbott 
Sayre. Witnesses — William Bradway, Jr., Mary Bradway, Sarah 
Stretch. Proved Dec. 12, 1794. 

1794, Dec. 12. Bond of Rebecca Corliss, as Adm'x; Abbott Sayi'e 
having refused to act as Executor. Fellowbondsman — William 
Bradway, Jr. Lib. 35, p. 85. 

1794, Dec. 9. Inventory, £438.4.10; made by Jonathan Hildreth 
and William Bradway, Jr. File 20441. 

1791, Feb. 20. Cornell, Adrian, of Middlesex Co. ; will of . To the 
Dutch Church of the City of New Brunswick, £10. Niece, Jane Cor- 
nell, (daughter of brother Cornelius Cornell, dec'd), real and per- 
sonal estate. Executors — Cornelius Cornell and Joseph Cornell, 
(sons of brother Cornelius). Witnesses — William Van Deursen, 
George Hance, Anne Van Deursen. Proved Oct. 17, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 222. 

1793, Oct. 19. Inventory, £288.7.; made by William Van Deursen, 
John D. Stryker, John Vannostran. File 8175-8179L. 

1793, Sept. 10. Cornell, Margaret, of Bridgewater Twsp., Som- 
erset Co.; will of. (Young woman.) To younger sister, Mary Cor- 
nell, black silk gown, clocks, saddle and bridle. 3 sisters, Phebe Cor- 
nell, Cornele Bennet and Mary Cornel, wearing apparel and V2 of 
residue divided between them, 3 brothers, Abraham, Gilliam and 
John Cornell, other V2 of residue. Executor — father, Peter Dumont, 
and brother, Gilliam Cornell and Elbert Dumont. Witnesses — Isaac 
Dumont, Mary Cornell, Mary Teneick [Ten Eyck]. Proved Oct. 14, 
1793. Lib. 33, p. 256. 

1793, Oct. 12. Inventory, £422.13.8; made by Gerrit Probasco 
and Jacob Ten Eyck, Jr. File 914R. 

1791, Apr. 27. Cornell, William, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Son, John, the eastern moiety and equal half of my 
original old farm, except 50 acres of woodland adjoining lands of 
late Isaac Larowe, to be divided by a line from Josiah Hart's to Sam- 
uel Howell's, before granted to my son John as part of his said 
moiety; also V2 of wood lot to the eastward of Josiah Hart, and 
V2 of my wearing apparel. Son, Nathaniel, western half of my ori- 
ginal old farm, the other half of wood lot east of Josiah Hart and 
V2 of my wearing apparel; also 2 mares, 1 cow, 6 sheep, 4 hogs, 13 
pigs and farming utensils; he to pay my daughter, Sarah, £20, in 4 
years after my decease. Daughter, Sarah, the residue. Executors 
— sons, John and Nathaniel Cornell. Witnesses — Stephen Titus, Na- 
thaniel Hart, Enoch Hart. Proved May 25, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 366. 

1791, May 23. Inventory, £81.6.6, made by John Van Cleve and 
Nathaniel Hart. File 1551 J. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 89 

1785, June 9. Cornwell, John, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, % of movable estate. Son, William, all lands. Son, 
John, 10 shillings. Remainder of movable estate to be equally divided 
between my son, Jonathan Cornwell and Hannah Garrison and David 
Cornwell and Sarah Shaw, Phebe Joslen and Daniel and Mary Bigs, 
William and Abigail. Executors — wife, Mary and son, Jonathan 
Cornwell. Wtinesses — Jonathan Harris, Jonathan Gaston and Dan 
Bowen. Proved June 13, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 101; File 1074F. 

1791, Sept. 12. Corson, Andrew, Sr., of Maurice River Twsp., 
Cumberland Co.; will of. Son, Andrew, 1 cow, 1 ox, Vz of sheep, 
and V2 of mill and V2 of lands. Granddaughter, Silvis Drummond, 
1 bed and large iron pot. Grandson, Isaac Corson (son of son Isaac), 
£5. Friend, Nathan Newton, the other V2 of mill, V2 of lands and 
residue; also what has been bequeathed to son Andrew, after his 
decease; paying my 2 granddaughters, i.e., Silvis Drummond and 
Hannah Howard, each £8; my son, Abel Corson and daughter, Han- 
nah Steelman, each 5 shillings and no more. Executors — William 
Peterson and Nathan Newton. Witnesses — Moses Morgan, Samuel 
Hammitt and Jane Hammitt. Proved Nov. 26, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 470. 

1792, Dec. 18. . Inventory, £37.18.3; made by John Erexson 
[Ereckson], and Benjamin Riggins. 

1793, Feb. 6. Receipt from Jonathan Steelman for £38.17., due 
him. Witness — William Tice. File 1026F. 

1791, Aug. 2. Corson, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Mary Corson. Fellowbondsman — John Goff; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Nathaniel Holmes and John Stancliff. Lib. 32, p. 302. 

1791, May 14. Inventory, £21.14.1; made by Moses Williams and 
John Goff. File •547E. 

1793, Mar. 19. Corson, Joseph, Sr., of Cape May Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, % of real and personal property during her life. Eldest 
son, Parmenas, home plantation with adjoining land; also, planta- 
tion, bought of Daniel Brandreth, adjoining lands of Jas. Godfrey, 
Esq., and tract, bought of Clement Daniels, adjoining the other on 
the west; also salt meadow on Tide Pond near Bushy Island, bought 
of Jacob Spicer's Executors; also, salt meadow near mouth of Cedar 
Swamp Creek, adjoining meadow of James Godfrey, Esq., a piece of 
cedar swamp, purchased from the Society, adjoining swamp of Peter 
Corson known by the name of the Peach Orchard Branch Swamp; 
also cedar swamp, purchased from Sylvanus Townsend, Sr., in the 
Peach Orchard Swamp; also V2 of cedar swamp near Dennises Creek, 
purchased from John Stanaland, adjoining lands of Thomas Ludlam; 
also V2 of cedar swamp, purchased from Jonathan Townsend, ad- 
joining lands of James Godfrey, Jr.; also V2 of cedar swamp held in 
partnership with John Stites and purchased from Jonathan Town- 
send. Youngest son, Joseph, 3 tracts, whereon I now live, at place 
called, Fast Landing, on southeasterly side of Cedar Swamp Creek; 
also lands and swamp on nothwesterly side of said creek, purchased 
of John Nangilder and the Society, and piece of land at the Saw 
Scraffle, purchased by my grandfather, Peter Corson, from the So- 
ciety, adjoining lands of Peter Corson, Jr.; also, salt meadow be- 
low Hugh Hathorn's towards Cedar Swamp Creek, and cedar swamp, 
purchased from John Macky (known as Jones' Swamp), and cedar 



90 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

swamp purchased from John Corson, dec'd, adjoining swamp of Peter 
Corson, Sr. ; also cedar swamp, purchased from George Stites and 
the Society, adjoining swamp of Eli Townsend and Elijah Townsend; 
also Vz of cedar swamp, purchased of John Stanaland, adjoining 
lands of Thomas Ludlam, and Vz of cedar swamp, purchased from 
Jonathan Towsend, and Vz of cedar swamp held in partnership with 
John Stites; also all oxen. Negro called, Bet, her freedom after 
wife's decease. Remainder of movable estate to be divided between 
the 2 sons. Executors — wife, Rachel, and sons, Parmenas and 
Joseph. Witnesses — Eli Townsend, Matthias Woodruff, Nicholas 
Willets, John Townsend. Proved May 7, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 276. 

1793, Aug. 7. Inventory, £324.10.8 Va, made by Eli Townsend 
and Daniel Townsend. File 585E. 

1793, Sept. 26. Cory, Israel, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Cory. Fellowbondsman— -John Roil; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 330. 

1794, Aug. 18. The estate having been left unadministered by Sarah 
Cory, Adm'x dec'd. Adm'rs — Daniel Cory and John Caldwell. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Cornelius Ludlow; all of Morristown, said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 158. 

1794, Aug. 12. Inventory, £160.2.5; made by Cornelius Ludlow 

and Peter Layton. File 815N. 

1793, May 30. Cory, Jonathan, of Essex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Martha, a mare, riding chair and harness; beds, cupboard and 
looking glass, her choice of household furniture, and rooms of house 
with provisions for one year; also use of ''■A of plantation, while my 
widow. Son, Joseph, £20; he having had considerable. Son, Samuel, 
£5. Son, Benjamin, a lot of land purchased of Jedidiah Frost, part 
of John Cory, and part devised to me by my uncle, Benjamin Cory 
(100 acres in all), bounded by own lands and lands of Jonathan 
Smith, John Miller and Aaron Woodruff; also a strip of land 1 chain 
wide off of homestead; also a mare and 2 colts, a saddle and bridle; 
also Va of fruits on home plantation, % part of a still and liberty to 
live where he now does, until son Andrew is 21. Son, Andrew, re- 
mainder of home plantation, the still with utensils belonging to it, 
and a horse and saddle, when 21. Should son Andrew die before 21 
without issue; the same to be equally divided between sons, Joseph 
and Benjamin. Sons, Benjamin and Andrew a salt meadow, divided 
between them; also, Benjamin, use of Vs of farm utensils, son An- 
drew, use of other %. Daughter, Mary Peirson, £5; she having had 
a good setting out; should she have a child, said child, male or fe- 
male, £50. Daughters, Nancy Cory and Betsy Cory, each £100, a 
bed and cloth they now have. Sons, Joseph and Benjamin, movables 
left to wife after her decease with remainder of residue divided 
between them. Executors — sons, Joseph and Benjamin. Witnesses 
— Jonathan Woodruff, John Scudder and William Coles. Proved 
Aug. 5, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 187. 

1793, July S. Inventory, £568.15.2; made by Thomas Woodruff 
and John Briant. File 7650-7661G. 

1792, Feb. 18. Cory, Joseph, Sr., of Newark Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, William, 10 shillings. Son, John, 5 shillings. Son, 
Joseph, all lands; 1 pr. of oxen and 1 horse; he paying unto son, 
Thomas, £10, when 21, and to daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 91 

Jemiah, each £3, when they are 21. Daughters, Mary and Martha, 
each 40 shillings. Daughter, Deziar, 20 shillings. Residue to be 
equally divided between all surviving children, except Joseph. Ex- 
ecutors — friends, Moses Edwards and Thomas Force, of Newark 
Twsp. Witnesses — John Meeker, Bridget Taylor and Benjamin Lyon. 
Proved Mar. 6, 1794. Lib. 36, p. 490. 

1794, Mar. 6. Moses Edwards and Thomas Force, being unwilling 
to serve as Executors. Adm'r — John Cory. Fellowbondsman — 
William Cory; both of said Co. File 8844-8849G. 

1794, Sept. 19. Cory, Luke, of the Twsp. and Co. of Morris; will 
of. Wife Annar, beds and bedding and £30. Daughters, Elizabeth 
and Mary, the residue in equal shares, when 18. Executors — 
friends, James Cory and Jonathan Nicholas. Witnesses — Joseph 
Wood, William Butler and Samuel Ludlow. Proved Nov. 14, 179'5. 

Lib. 36, p. 76. 

1794, Oct. 31. Inventory, £98.9.1; made by Samuel Denman and 
Joseph Wood. File 874. 

1791, Nov. 16. Cottman, George, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co., 
attorney at law; will of. Wife, Sarah, all personal property. Negro 
man, Tom, £10 and his freedom. Sister, Martha Hoops, negro girl, 
Delia, and the Family Rolls; also home plantation and one lately 
purchased at Sheriff's sale now in possession of Phillip Terriberry. 
To step-mother, Elizabeth Ann Cottman, plantation now in possession 
of brother, Warrell Cottman, during her life; the same after her 
decease, to sister, Martha Hoops. Brother, Wai'rell, wearing ap- 
parel and use of horses while mother continues on farm. Executors 
— brother-in-law, Robert Hoops and friend, James Hyndshaw. Wit- 
nesses — John Hauck, Jr., John Hauck, Catty Ball. Proved Sept. 29, 
1795. Lib. 37, p. 1. a. 

1795, Sept. 28. Renunciation by Robert Hoops and James Hyn- 
shaw, who refuse to act as executors. 

1797, Sept. 25. Adm'x — Sarah S. Cottman. Fellowbondsmen 
— Samuel R. Stewart and William Helms; all of said state. 

1794, Jan. 24. Inventory, £491.13.9; made by Thomas Paul and 
William Alexander Anderson, File 728S. 

1793, Sept. 6. Couch, Thomas, of Cape May Co.; will of. To 
Elizabeth Read (daughter of Littleton Read), % of estate. To 
Samuel Springer (son of Jeane Read), the other ^ of estate. Re- 
quests that the children be schooled out of the estate. Executor — 
John Gaff. Witnesses — John Gaff, Jeane Johnson and Isaac Gil- 
bert. Proved Dec. 10, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 100. 

1794, Dec. 10. Inventory, £43.18.; made by Moses Williams and 
Samuel Peterson. File 603E. 

1791, May 13. Courtin, Ann, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Josiah 
Hornblower. Fellowbondsman — William Hornblower; both of said 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 511; File 7200-7201G. 

1791, Feb. 3. Covenhoven, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Polhemus, of Trenton. Fellowbondsman — William Lowrey, 
Esq., of Alexandria Twsp., said Co. Lib. 32, p. 376; File 1552J. 

1792, Feb. 1. Covenhoven, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 



92 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

will of. Wife, Mary, necessary household goods, negro girl Betty 
and £14 a year (to be paid by son Jacob) while widow. Daughters, 
Nelly Lane, Sarah Smack and Caty Lane, each £200, 1 looking glass 
and 1 cupboard and a negro boy. Son, Jacob, remainder and resi- 
due. Executors — brother-in-law. Garret Hendrickson and friend. 
Farm Jacob Covenhoven. Witnesses — Simon Vanausdaul, Isaac Van 
Pelt, Cornelius Van Horn, Jacob Van Artsdalen, John Schenck, .Jr., 
Peter Van Doren. Proved June 8, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 340. 

1792, June 7. Inventory, £472.10.6; made by John Stillwell and 
Isaac Covenhoven. File 6677'-6684M. 

1792, Apr. 4. Covenhoven, John, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. ; will of. Real and personal estate to be sold and proceeds divi- 
ded between — wife, Rachel, and children, (not named) ; the sons, 2 
shares apiece of said division, and wife and daughters, 1 share each. 
Executors — brother, William Covenhoven, mother, Mary Covenhoven, 
and wife, Rachel. Witnesses — William Tindal, John Steward Brown 
and Martin Hoagland. Proved Aug. 11, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 246. 

1792, July 30. Inventory, £123.2.6, made by Rutas Covenhoven 
and Martin Hoagland. File 7997-8000L. 

1791, Nov, 25. Covenhoven, Joseph, of Lower Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Daughter, Helena Longstreet (widow), that 
part of plantation east of barn adjoining William A. Covenhoven's 
and Michael Johnston's line; also, V2 of woodland purchased of the 
estate of William Hankinson, dec'd; a negro boy named, Robin; a 
mare and 2 year old colt, my red cow and colt; also Vs of grain in 
ground and corn in crib and choice of beds and bedding; she to pay 
Vs of my debts. Son, John, rest and residue, he paying % of debts. 
Executors — daughter, Helena Longstreet, and son, John Covenhoven. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Covenhoven, Garrit Covenhoven, Benjamin 
Campbell. Proved May 29, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 329. 

1792, May 1. Inventory, £325.16.8; made by John Lloyd and 
David Rhea. File 6685-6692M. 

1792, July 25. Covenhoven, Peter, of Monmouth Co., son of 
Matthias Covenhoven. Int. Adm'r — William Covenhoven. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Smock; both of Middletown, said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 343. 

1792, July 2. Inventory, £76.6.6; made by John Smock and Joseph 
Golden. File 6693-6696M. 

1792, Oct. 9. Covenhoven, Ruliff, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Rachel Covenhoven. Fellowbondsman — Ebenezer 
Kerr; both of said place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 345. 

1792, May 14. Inventory, £261.6.6; made by Ebenezer Kerr and 
Peter Johnston. File 6697-6702M. 

1791, Nov. 20. Cowperthwaite, John, of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife (name not given), 2 rooms 
in house with furniture, one cow and use of Vs of plantation, during 
her life. Daughter, Mary Woodward, £200. Daughter, Charity 
Cowperthwaite, £250, one cow and a bed, when 18. Son, Jonathan, 
residue of real and personal estate. Executors — son, Jonathan, and 
son;-in-law, Benjamin Woodward. Witnesses — John Antram, Ruben 
Potter, Gabriel Allen. Proved June 11, 179'5. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 93 

1795, July 7. Inventory, £456.11.4; made by Stacy Wright and 
John Antram. Lib. 33, p. 515; File 7215-7220M. 

1792, Nov. 7. Cox, Gabriel, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Real and pei'sonal estate to be sold, for support of children; the 
boys to be put to trades. Oldest sons, John and William, each £50, 
when 21. Residue to be divided between the 4 other children, i.e., 
Mary Cox, Sarah Cox, Edith Cox and Rachel Cox, when they are 18. 
Executor — friend David Paullin. Witnesses — Samuel Barker, Joseph 
Stonebanks. Proved Dec. 18, 1793. Lib. 38, p. 150. 

1792, Nov. 26. Inventory, £801.6.11; made by Bateman Lloyd 
and Jacob Miller. File 2001L 

1792, May 25. Cox, Jane, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Hugh, a bed and a heifer. Daughter-in-law, 
Ann Cox, and Catherine Stetson, wearing apparel, to be divided be- 
tween them by the discretion of Ann Reeves. Children, John, Hugh, 
Edmund, Thomas and William Cox, the residue in equal shares, when 
each is 21. Executor — friend, Biddle Reeves. Witnesses — Mark 
Reeves, John Morgan. Proved Oct. 15, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 425. 

1792, June 20. Inventory, £35.8.8; made by Daniel Gregory and 
Zephaniah Brown. File 1807M. 

1793, July 24. Cox, Joseph, Jr., of Monmouth Co. Ward. Son 
of Joseph Cox, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being 14 years and up' 
wards, makes choice of James Newell as his Guardian. Guardian — 
James Newell. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Hart; both of Shrewsbury, 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 256; File 6831-6834M. 

1793, Aug. 12. Cox, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
James Neill. Fellowbondsman — John Kerns; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 99; File 1847H. 

1791, Mar. 15. Cox, Nathaniel, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Mary Cox and Richard Cox; both of said Co. Witnesses — Euphamia 
Clayton and Thos. Henderson. Lib. 32 p. 409. 

1791, Mar. 3. Inventory, £331.5.8, made by Richard Cox and 
Edward Taylor. File 6471-6476M. 

1789, Jan. 18. Cox, Ruth, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. To Elizabeth Ellis (daughter of sister Susannah), 1 feather 
bed, 2 sheets, 2 blankets and coverlid. To Sary Beck (daughter of 
sister Hannah), 1 feather bed, 2 sheets, 2 blankets and coverlid. 2 
houses and lots in Bordentown, belonging to testatrix during her 
widowhood by agreement with husband, Thomas Cox, before mar- 
riage, but which testatrix has purchased the sole right of % ; same 
to be sold and remainder of proceeds to be divided between Lydia 
English, Susannah Ellis, Ezekiel Ellison and Hannah Beck. Execu- 
tors — friends, Ezekiel Ellison and Hannah Beck. Witnesses — Edr 
ward Boulton, Philip Bowne and Hugh McFillin. Proved May 4, 
1795. 

1795, April 30. Renunciation by Ezekiel Ellison. Witness — 
Thomas Bowne. 

1795, May 4. Renunciation by Hannah Beck. 

1795, May 4. Adm'r (C. T. A.) — Joseph Ellison. Fellowbonds- 
man — George Painter. Witness — James Pancoast. Lib. 35, p. 200. 



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1795, June 6. Inventory, £121.12.11; made by Philip Bowne and 
Joseph Boulton. File 11589C. 

1794, Sept. 20. Cox, Ruth, of Mansfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r— -Joseph Ellison. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Smith, Sr. ; both 
of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1794, Sept. 27. Inventory, £29.19.7; made by Philip Bowne and 
Joseph Boulton. File 11532C. 

1794, Mar. 17. Cox, Thomas, Sr., of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, 2 cows, one horse, with privileges 
of house while widow; also £200 (to be paid by son Thomas) and 
£200 (to be paid by son William). Son, Thomas, 50 acres, in addi- 
tion to the 100 acres for which I have given him a deed (40 acres 
thereof adjoining to the 100 acres). Son, William, 50 acres adjoin- 
ing 100 acres already given him by deed (running to Assanpink Brook 
to the southward of William Ely's land). Son, Richard, tract of land 
beginning at the road that goes up to William Coxe's, etc., thence 
to William Limming's; also the schoolhouse meadow up Chestnut 
brook to land of brother, Richard Cox, thence to land of son, Wil- 
liam Cox and northwardly to Assanpink Brook; he paying £4 per 
acre, 100 acres excepted. Son, Joshua, remainder of lands and house 
(wife and unmarried daughters having the privilege of living in 
house), he paying £4 per acre for land exceeding 100 acres. Re- 
mainder of movables to be sold and the proceeds, with money paid 
by sons, Richard and Joshua, to be equally divided among my 8 
daughters, i.e., Rebecca Mount, Elizabeth Dey and Margaret, Sarah, 
Ann, Mary, Ruth and Ashsah Cox (deducting £30 from Rebecca's 
share and £134 from Elizabeth Dey's share). Executors — sons, 
Richard and Joshua. Witnesses — Edward Taylor, James Guisbert- 
son, Richard Cox. Proved May 21, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 412. 

1794, May 19. Inventory, £549.5.1 1^^ ; made by William Ely and 
Edward Taylor. File 702'5r7030M. 

1793, May 13. Coyle, Thomas, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, profits of whole estate, while widow. Son, David, my 
now dwelling house and V2 of tanyard. Son, Thomas, my part of a 
certain dwelling house, still house, lands and stills in Hanover ad- 
joining land of John Genung and Daniel Burnet and now in partner- 
ship with the Honorable Jonathan Dayton, of Elizabethtown; also 
the other V2 part of tanyard. Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, each 
£200, when 18 or when they marry. Tract of land in the great 
swamp in Morris Co., purchased in company with John Dixon, to be 
sold. Residue to be divided between the 4 children, when of age. 
Executors — wife, Hannah (while widow; should she marry, friend 
John Blanchard, to be sole executor). Witnesses — Stephen Halsey, 
Jonathan Nicholas and Benjamin Cook. Proved Feb. 9, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 83. 

i793, Sept. 3. Inventory, £1391.6.11; made by Ephraim Sayre 
and Jonathan Nicholas. File 875N. 

1799, Aug. 8. Hannah Coyle, widow and executrix of Thomas 
Coyle, dec'd, having married again and John Blanchard, the execu- 
tor named to succeed her, having renounced and refused to under- 
take the execution of said will. Adm'r — Benjamin Thompson. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Ephraim Sayer and Jonathan Thompson; all of said 
Co. Lib. 38, p. 485. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 05 

1799, Aug. 27. Inventory, £623.12.0; made by Jonathan Bruen 
and Ephraim Sayre. File 1003N. 

1794, Sept. 8. Cozens, Samuel, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Archibald Moffett, Sr. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Maskell; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 80. 

1794, Sept. 11. Inventory, £699.0.11; made by John Haines and 
John West. File 1886H. 

1793, Aug. 7. Craig, John, Sr., of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jane, negro wench, Sook, and her son, Jacob; also, 2 
horses, 4 cov/s, household furniture with use of half of house; also, 
£25 annually and provisions, paid and supplied by son, William, dur- 
ing her widowhood. Eldest son, William, home plantation; also, 
clock and 2 negroes, Abraham and David, and 5 acres of meadow, 
adjoining David Craig's, bought of brother William Craig; he pay- 
ing my eldest daughter, Anna Loyd, £400, and to my youngest 
daughter, Mary Drummond, £200. Son, James, plantation in Mid- 
dletown on which James Loyd now lives, on Shrewsbury River and 
adjoining lands of Andrew Winter and John Jefferson; also negro 
man, Benjamin. Son, John, plantation (purchased of William, John 
and James Davison) adjoining land of James Read, John Covenhoven 
and farm formerly of William Huggers, together with a lot of v/ood- 
land; also 2 negroes, Isaac and Harry, and 1 horse; he paying daugh- 
ter, Mary Drummond, £200, and my grandson, Archabald Craig, £25. 
and to my youngest son, Lewis, £80 for his education. Thomas Lit- 
tle, Stephen Vanbrokle and Charles Gordon, to make the division of 
residue of personal between the 3 sons, William, James and John. 
Son, Lewis, residue of lands at Toponemus bought of brother Wil- 
liam Craig, and remainder of lands given by father, Archabald Craig, 
on road from Freehold Meeting to Toponemus Bridge; also, negro 
named, Ephraim, and 1 horse; said lands to be occupied by son, Wil- 
liam, until son, Lewis, is 21, in consideration of which son, William, 
is to pay son, Lewis, £80, for purpose of his education at Princeton 
College; also to furnish him a saddle and bridle. If demand is made 
for mortgage executed by William Davison to the Ex'or of Andrew 
Davidson, of Somerset Co. ; it is to be paid off by sons, William and 
John. Grandson, Peter Drummond, £20, when 12, (paid by son 
William). Should son, Lewis, die before 21, without issue, grandson, 
Archabald Lloyd, £100 out of said son's estate; son, John Vs of the 
remainder; son, William, % and residue. Should son, William, die 
without issue, his estate to son, John. Should son, James, or son. 
John, die without issue, their estates to be divided as law directs for 
one intestate. Grandson, Archabald Loyd, 10 acres on which Christo- 
pher Doughty now lives. Son, James, 20 acres of salt meadow on 
the Bay shore binding on Mrs. Applegate and purchased of Henry 
Johns; also 3 acres of woodland north end of 20 acre lot. Thomas 
Little, Esq., Stephen Vanbrokle and Charles Gordon to handle and 
settle any dispute in regards to estate. Grandson, Peter Drummond, 
£100 from estate of son Lewis should said son die before 21. Sons, 
William and John, each ^^ of debts and residue. Executors — son, 
William, and friend, Stephen Vanbrokle. Witnesses — Joseph Sutfin, 
John Sutphen, David Sutfin. Proved Oct. 19, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 235. 

1793, Oct. 31. Inventory, £1,571.6.5; made by David Gordon. 
Joseph Bowne, John P. Covenhoven. File 6835-6852M. 



96 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1794, Mar. 14. Crane, Aaron, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of David 
Crane, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the Wardship of 
his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Moses Tichenor. Guardian 
— Moses Tichenor. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Ailing; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 396; File 7904-7907G. 

1791, Feb. 8. Crane, Benjamin, Jr., of Newark, Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Lydia, £60 and moveables she brought with her. To 
father-in-law, Abiah Canfield, £40. To Phebe Crane (daughter of 
my brother IDavid Crane, dec'd), £50; and to her sister, Elizabeth 
Crane, £50. Land over the mountains and rest of moveables to be 
sold. Brother, Isaac Crane, £25. Residue to be equally divided be- 
tween my brothers and sisters [not named], but if wife prove preg- 
nant, the child is to have whole of estate. Executors — wife, Lydia, 
Abiah Canfield and John Johnson. Witnesses — Aaron Ogden, Jasper 
Tenbrook and Sarah Allen. 

1791, Mar. 13. Codicil. Father-in-law, Obiah Canfield, all my 
rights or share of profits due me in the butchering and tanning busi- 
ness. Witnesses — Aaron Ogden and David Banks. Proved Mar. 28, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 502. 

1791, Mar. 28. Inventory, £50.4.3; made by Aaron Ogden and 
Jasper Tenbrook. File 7202-7209G. 

1777, Nov. 22. Crane, Caleb, of Newark, Essex Co.; yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Phebe, all plate, choice of household goods to furnish 
room in house and ^/4 share of residue. Grandson, Caleb, a certain 
tract of land by the Burying Ground; the same to son, John should 
he died before 21. Daughter, Sarah Crane, £100, and i/4 of residue 
of personal. Daughters, Hannah Harrison and Phebe Williams, each 
^/4 of residue. Son, John, house, barn and remainder of lands; 
should he die before of age and without issue, the same, to grand- 
son, Caleb Crane. Executors — son, John, and 2 sons-in-law, Ben- 
jamin Williams and Simeon Harrison. Witnesses — Isaac Meyer, 
Zebulon Jones and Jedidiah Chapman. Proved Aug. 13, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 185; File 7662-7665G. 

1794, Feb. 25. Crane, David, Sr., of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
"Wife, Abigail, one cow, household furniture and every thing she 
brought with her; also use of southwest room and £35 yearly while 
widow. Sons, Stephen and Jedidiah, 10 acres of swamp near Orange 
by lands of John Crane (as tenants in common). Son, Jedidiah, 
piece of land in the Great Neck, bounded by land of Elihu Brewin, 
Jonathan Sayre and John Gilford; also a piece of salt meadow at 
Plum's Point. Son, Joseph, piece of land near Orange, bounded by 
land of Phinehas Crane and Daniel Mathis; also another piece (same 
place, formerly belonging to my brother, Jedidiah Crane), by land 
of Samuel Ward and land over the Great Swamp north by Elias Bald- 
win's land; also (with son Aaron to be divided between them), land 
and salt meadow in the Great Neck, bounded north by Elias Bald- 
win's land. Son, Aaron, land in Newark by land of John Ailing, 
Benjamin Coe and Mr. Harriot; also lot of land in the Great Neck, 
by land of Caleb Brewin, John Morris and John Baldwin; and an- 
other lot by land of Elias Baldwin, James Crane, Phinehas Bald- 
win and John Baldwin; and another lot in the Great Neck by land 
of James Crane, Elias Baldwin, Caleb Wheeler and John Morris. 
Sons, Stephen and David, salt meadow on Wheeler's Creek, by land 
of David Hays, Mr. Canfield, Abner Ward, Eliot Ward, Caleb Park- 
hurst, John Johnson and Mr. Ball's salt meadow. Son, David, piece 



CALENDAR OP WILLS— 1791-1795 97 

of salt meadow at Tompkin's Point; also lot of land in the Great 
Neck, formerly belonging to John Crane and purchased at Sheriff's 
vendue for £60. Daughter, Phebe Davis, use of £140, to be paid 
yearly. Sons, Stephen, David, Jedidiah, Joseph and Aaron, remain- 
der of land and residue. Executors — friend, Isaac Ailing, and sons, 
Stephen, David and Jedidiah. (Friends, Isaac Ailing and Nathaniel 
Beach, to divide the woodland between the sons). Witnesses — 
Abiathar Dodd, Isaac Ailing, Moses Tichenor. Proved Mar. 14, 1794. 
1794, Mar, 14. Inventory, £234.18.6; made by Timothy Andress 
and Moses N. Combs. Lib. 33, p. 376; File 7908-7917G. 

1787, Dec. 16. Crane, Ezekiel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Johanna Plum, £15. Granddaughters (not named, daugh- 
ters of dec'd son, Joseph), £5 to be divided between them. To chil- 
dren of dec'd daughter, Rachel Lyon, £5. To children of dec'd 
daughter, Phebe Ball, £5. To children of dec'd daughter, Sarah 
Crane, £5. Grandson, Aaron Crane, % of salt meadow in Elizabeth 
bought of Benjamin Pierson, dec'd (deed dated Nov. 20, 1762). Son, 
Elias Crane, residue and remainder. Executors — son, Elias, and 
cousin, Israel Crane. Witnesses — Joseph Lyon, Nathan Foster, 
Joseph Clizbe. Proved May 31, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 365; File 7918-7921G. 
1791, Aug. 10. Crane, Jemima, of Essex Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Obadiah Crane, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian Matthias Cazier, of 
Vermont. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Sayre, of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. '512; File 7210-7219G. 

1791, Aug. 10. Crane, Joel, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Obadiah 
Crane, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — John W. Crane, of said Co. 
Bond for £300. [Extract from minutes of Orphans' Court held by 
special session at Newark; Judges — John Peck, Wm. P. Smith, Josiah 
Hornblower]. 

1805, Oct. 14. Petition of Joel Crane, late of Essex Co., but now 
of Conn., states, that his appointed Guardian and brother, John W. 
Crane, sold some woodland in Essex Co., for which he has made no 
accounting. The said Petitioner has been out of said wardship for 
5 years, and his brother and former Guardian is now in New York 
State; so asks that his bond be forfieted. 

1805, Oct. 19. Rec'd an account, and the bond attended to. Signed, 
Hooper Gumming. Lib. 32, p. 512; File 7214-7219G. 

1792, Feb. 7. Crane, John Austin, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
Elihu Crane, of said Co., deceased. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Moses N. 
Combs, as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah Lindsley; both 
of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 19; File 7460-7463G. 

1792, Apr. 7. Crane, Joshua, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Assa Crane. Fellowbondsman — ^Jesse Crane; both of Han- 
over, said Co. Witnesses — Samuel O'Gregory, Jabez Campfield. 

Lib. 34, p. 116; File 786N. 

1791, Aug. 16. Crane, Moses, of Morris Co. ; will of . Wife, Cath- 
arine, use and benefit of % of house and land, while widow. Son, 
Stephen, 4 acres on north end of plantation with buildings on west 
side of highway. Son, Josiah, remainder of land on west side of 
highway, together with lot purchased of Benjamin Smith with build- 
ings. Son, Jonas, land on east side of highway. Daughter, Rachel 



98 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Burnet, £30 (to be paid by sons Josiah and Jonas, when they are 
21); should said daughter die, the £30 to be divided between her 3 
daughters, Susannah, Phebe and Sally Burnet. Daughters, Phebe 
and Elizabeth Crane, each £30. Son, Amos, £30. Sons, Daniel P. 
Crane and Ezekiel Crane, each 5 shillings, when 21. Executors — 
friends, Hiram Smith and Phineas Farrand. Witnesses — Silas Howell, 
John Norris and Isaac Howell. Proved Feb. 18, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 94. 

1795, Feb. 16. Inventory, £138.12.6; made by Isaac Beach and 

Benjamin Smith. File 876N. 

1794, Mar. 12. Crane, Stephen, of Newark Twsp,, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rhoda, 3 cows, one horse, room in house and her 
thirds, while widow; also £100 (to be paid by sons Benjamin and 
Jeremiah) for the support of poor son, Bradford. Son, Azariah, 6 
acres off farm, 20 acres over the mountain adjoining that he already 
possesses, and 1% acres of salt meadow at Wheeler Point. Sons, 
Benjamin and Jeremiah, remainder of home place and remainder 
of land over the mountain, to be divided between them; Benjamin, 
also one acre of salt meadow, and Jeremiah, also, the rest of salt 
meadow at Wheeler Point, a piece of land in the Great Piece (so 
called) and all farming utensils. Davighters, Katurah and Sarah, 
an out-setting; also £18 each. Daughters, Abigail (wife of Caleb 
Martin), Martha (wife of Dr. Bone), and Rhoda (wife of Linsey 
Baldwin), each £20. Daughter, Lois (wife of Justus Burnet, £18. 
(Sons Benjamin and Jeremiah to pay daughters.) Executors — 
friend, John Dod, and son-in-law, Justus Burnet. Witnesses — Jedi- 
diah Chapman, Aaron Crane, Thomas Crane. Proved Nov. 8, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 387. 

1794, Apr. 5. Inventory, £84.11.6; made by Silas Baldwin and 
Aaron Crane. 

1794, Nov. 4. John Dod, Jr. and Justus Burnet declined to act 
as Executors. Adm'r — Benjamin Crane. Fellowbondsman — Aaron 
Crane; both of said Co. File 7932-7937G. 

1794, Dec. 24. Crawford, William, of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — John Crawford, Robert White, Timothy Murphy 
and Thomas Morford. Fellowbondsmen — Capt. William Covenhoven 
and Benjamin White; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 423. 

1794, Dec. 22-23. Inventory, £309.17.8; made by Joseph Colder 
and Capt. William Covenhoven. File 7031-7036M. 

1793, Mar. 23. Creeger, Philip, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co, Int. 
Adm'r — William Hunt, of Lebanon. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Dun- 
ham, of Trenton, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 313; File 1627 J. 

1795, April 24. Crease, David, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Patience Cresse. Fellowbondsman — Humphrey Stites; both of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 189. 

1795, April 21. Inventory, £521.19.7; made by Philip Cresse and 
Humphrey Stites. File 619E. 

1791, Oct. 4. Cressey, William, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Susan 
Browne (the widow of William Cressey). Fellowbondsman — 
Abraham Cadmus; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 509. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 99 

1792, Mar. 24. Inventory, £108.8.2, made by William King and 
John Speer, Jr. File 7220-7221G, 7464-7465G. 

1792, Oct. 12. Crispin, Mary, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Aaron Smith. Fellowbondsman — Geo. Woolston; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 405; File 11434C. 

1793, July 29. Crispin, Patience, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Home plantation inherited from father, Caleb Haines. 
Son, Caleb, northerly part of plantation, (lot No. 1,60a.), running 
to John and Job Smith's line near south side of Pensaukin Creek; 
he paying my daughter, Elizabeth Lippincott, £20. Son, Able, 
lot No. 2, (60 a.) per map of division. Son, William, house, where 
I now live, and lot No. 3 ('58a.); also my clock; he paying my 
daughters, Sarah Eldridge and Hannah Lippincott, each £20. Son, 
Joshua, lot No. 4 (60a.). Son, Seth, lot (13a.) fronting on the Great 
Road; also one acre of woodland in lot No. 1. Son, Benjamin, lot 
(15a.) next to Seth's; also one acre of woodland in lot No. 1, and 
£20. Movable estate, equally divided between all of the children. 
Executors — sons, Caleb and William. Witnesses — Thos. Hollinshead, 
Samuel Evans, Josiah Foster. Proved Aug. 13, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 42. 

1792, Dec. 31. Map of division of plantation, made by Josiah 
Foster. 

1793, Aug. 5. Inventory, £77.17.6; made by William Venicomb 
and Thos. Hollinshead. File 11486C. 

1793, Mar. 15. Crispin, Rachel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jonathan Crispin. Fellowbondsman — Rehoboam Braddock; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 49. 

1793, Mar. 19. Inventory, £101.18.7%; made by Joseph Wilcox 
and Ephraim Stratton. File 11487C. 

1793, Jan. 7. Crispin, Silas, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Caleb Crispin and William Crispin. Fellowbondsman 
— William Haines; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 49. 

1792, Dec. 31. Renunciation by Patience Crispin, the widow, re- 
comending her sons, Caleb and William, as Adm'rs. 

1793, Jan. 9. Inventory, £452.9.9; made by Thomas Hollinshead 
and William Venicomb. File 11488C. 

1792, Aug. 14. Crist, Bontis, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Eliakim 
Littell. Fellowbondsman — John Littell, both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 55; File 7466-7467G. 

1790, Oct. 26. Croft, William, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. 
(advanced in age) ; will of. Wife, Catharine, residue of personal 
property and her support on plantation. Granddaughter, Catharine 
Hazen (daughter of John Sharp and my late daughter Catharine, 
his wife), home plantation of 214% acres; she to provide for 
testator's wife and to pay other bequests. Grandson, William Sham, 
£10. Granddaughters, Anna Freeman and Christinia Sharp, each £5. 
Grandson, David Sharp, £5. Executors — Frederick Pickle, of Hunter- 
don Co. (brother of wife Catharine) and Zibe Hazen, of Roxbury 
(husband of granddaughter Catharine). Witnesses — Wm. Helms, 
Jacob Hazen and Daniel Stuart. Proved Nov. 13, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 74. 



100 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Oct. 30. Inventory, £87.16.9; made by Wm. Little and Wm. 
Helms. File 877N. 

1791, Apr. 27. Croshaw, Isaiah, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Ann Croshaw and Isaac Budd. Fellowbondsmen — 
William Fox and Joseph Budd; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 185. 

1791, Apr. 27 Inventory, £306.1.9; made by Levi Budd and 
Joseph Budd. File 11375C. 

1794, Jan. 3. Crossnaan, Robert, of Springfield Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, all personal and use of real estate until son, 
Uzziel, is 21. Sons, William and Uzziel the real estate to be divided 
between them when Uzziel is 21. Executors — brother-in-law, John 
Roll and friend, Dr. Daniel Sutfin. Witnesses — Nathaniel Budd, 
James Roll, David Vreland. Proved Feb. 21, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 360. 

1794, Feb. 17. Inventory, £537.15.7; made by Isaac Roll and 
Nathaniel Budd. File 7930-7931G, 9414-9415G. 

1795, Mar. 18. Crothers, James, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, profits of lands for bringing up daughter Nancy. 
Daughter, Nancy, all lands when 21. Should daughter Nancy die 
before of age; nephew, James Barr (son of sister Nancy), Vs of 
real and personal property, and nephew, James Crothers, (son of 
brother Rensen Crothers), %, and to Easter Crothers (daughter of 
the widow Isabell Hankinson), the other Vs part. Executors — 
friends, David Chambers and George McAroy. Witnesses — John Van 
Kirk, John Ervin and Margaret Ervin. Proved Sept. 5, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 191. 

1795, Aug. 20. Inventory. £240.6; made by David Chambers, 

George McAroy, William Reid and John Ervin. File 8561-8570L. 

1793, Mar. 13, Crowell, Humphrey, of Cape May Co. Ward. 
Son of Josiah Crowell of said Co. dec'd; makes choice of Richard 
Shaw. Guardian — Richard Shaw, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Jacob 
Richardson, yeoman; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 280; File 594E. 

1790, Mar. 29. Crowell, John, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Deborah, her third or lawful dower; she is pregnant and if 
child be a son he is to have an equal share with other 2 sons, and 
if a daughter, she is to have Vs of legacy left to daughters. Oldest 
son, William, pair of silver shoe buckles, best suit of clothing and 
^A of remainder of real and personal estate. Second son, Jeduthon, 
a silver stock buckle and % part. Third son, Frazy, a silver broach 
and 'hi part. Eldest, daughter, Elizabeth, clothing her mother left 
at her decease, a bed, cupboard, looking glass and a gold ring. 
Daughter, Sarah, one gold ring, and she is to be brought up by my 
sister, Sarah Hagerman. Daughter, Elizabeth, % and daughter, 
Sarah, % of the remaining i/i part of real and personal. Estate to 
be sold. Executors — friends and brother, Gilbert Allen and Philip 
Lindsly. Witnesses — Moses Allen, Thomas Miller, Mary Caster. 
Proved Jan. 25, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 15. 

1790, Apr. 5. Inventory, £149,14.7; made by Seth Crowell and 
Moses Allen. File 764N. 

1776, Dec. 25. Cubbarley, John, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 101 

Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, £250, best bed and furniture, choice of 
horses, 2 cows, 6 pewter plates, 1 pewter platter, 1 set of china 
cups and saucers, 6 silver tea spoons, 2 tea pots, 1 silver cream 
pot and 1 china bowl; also pasture for horse and cows and her 
residence in house while widow. To 3 sons, James, William and 
John, home plantation with 2 tracts of land adjoining in Windsor 
Twsp., Middlesex Co., to be equally divided between them, when of 
age (son John to have the homestead part). Son, David, house and 
lot bought of Nathaniel Adams; also £200. To 3 daughters. Patience, 
Exercise and Mary, £50 each, when 18. Sons, James, David and 
William, to have profits of estate to maintain and school younger 
childi'en until of age. Residue of estate to be divided between the 
4 sons; and negro man to be set free, if he pays £3 yearly to ex- 
ecutors. Executors — sons, James and David. Witnesses — James 
Yard, Jonathan Rulon, Susannah Rulon. Proved Dec. 7, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 212; File 11590C. 
1791, Feb, 12. Currie, Robert, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jane, profits of all lands while my widow, and all 
movable estate. Son, James, 100 acres of plantation fronting 
Montus Creek. Daughters, Mary and Jane, an equal division of the 
remainder of lands; they to pay my 2 daughters, Isabel and Ann, 
each £23; when they come in possession. Daughters, Margaret, 
Martha and Sarah Curry, £70; to be put to interest until they are 
18. Executor — friend, William White. Witnesses — John Stetser, 
John Sparks, Nathan Middleton. Proved Mar. 21, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 437. 

1791, Mar. 4. Inventory, £421.7.11 1/^, made by Samuel Mickle 
and David Brown. File 1808H. 

1794, Aug. 30. Curry, Thomas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Cor- 
nelius Garrabrants, Jr. Fellowbondsmen — John Van Horn and John 
Marsalis; all of Bergen Co. Lib. 33, p. 393; File 1738-1739G. 

1792, Sept. 26. Curtis, Jokn, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Curtis. Fellowbondsman — Joel Taylor; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 403. 

1792, Sept. 25. Inventory, £775.10.4% ; made by Joseph Pancoast 
and Joseph Satterthwaite. File 11435C. 

1794, Mar. 10. Curtis, Thomas, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Alice Curtis, Thomas Curtis and Asa Curtis. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Caleb Shreve and Joel Gibbs; all of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1794, Mar. 13. Inventory, £1025. 5.2 V^; made by Caleb Shreve 
and Benjamin Shreve. File 11543C. 

1795, Jan. 27. Curts, Henry, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Curts. Fellowbondsmen — Job Brown and Thomas Scott. 

Lib. 35, p. 301; File 1930H. 
1791, Apr. 23. Dalbo, Gabriel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
James Stratton. Fellowbondsman — Elisha Clark; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 214; File 1768H. 

1793, Oct. 5. Dalglish, David, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Jane 
Dalglish. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Holloway; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33. p. 330. 

1793, Sept. 24. Inventory, £173.19.6; made by David Fairchild 

and David Day. File 817N. 



102 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1791, Feb. 25. Dalglish, Joseph, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Caleb Tuttle. Fellowbondsman — John Dalglish; both of said 

Co. Lib. 35, p. 29. 

1791, Feb. 22. Inventory, £28.05.6, made by Aaron Twitchell 

and John Dalglish. File 765N. 

1792, Apr. 18. Daniels, Jonathan, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Daniels, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Frederick Sack- 
rnan, of Newtown, said Co. Lib. 34, p. 168. 

1792, Apr. 17. Inventory, £38.17.3, made by .James Reapatlee(?) 
and Charles McConnel. File 524S. 

1791, Jan. 31. Danser, John, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Mary Danser. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Brown; 
both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 466. 

1791, Jan. 19. Inventory, £262.5.6, made by Robert Willson and 
George Hulit. File 7759-7764L. 

1795, Dec. 15. Darbe, Doctor John, Jr., of Mori'is Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Joseph Hull and Joseph Hill. Fellowbondsmen — Ebenezer Coe 
and Phinehas Fitz Randolph, all of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 97. 

1795, Dec. 15. Renunciation by Phebe Darbe, the widow. 

1795, Dec. 11. Inventory, £277.6.7; made by Ebenezer Coe, Esq. 
and Henry Moore. File 878N. 

1795, April 27. Dare, Hannah, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Real and personal property to be sold; proceeds for support 
of 3 daughters, Nancy, Hannah and Sarah Dare, and to be divided 
between them when 18. Daughters to be kept at school for one 
year and then bound to a trade. Executors — Ebenezer Lummis and 
Benjamin Davis. Witnesses — Jonathan Garrison, Othniel Davis and 
Charles Garrison. Proved Nov. 4, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 102; File 1075F. 

1784, Mar. 24. Darling, Caleb, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Abigail, to sell house and remainder of 
land. Daughter, Ann Darling, 5 acres adjoining Andrew McCallam's 
and 14 rods on George McFarland's line. Son, William, 2% acres 
adjoining his sister's after his mother's decease. Executrix — wife, 
Abigail. Witnesses — Nathaniel Thomson, Geo. McFarland, Charles 
Melanson. Proved Sept. 3, 1793. Lib. 38, p. 389. 

1789, June 20, Inventory, £120.11.3; made by William Bilderback 
and Allen Congleton, Jr. File 2085Q. 

1795, May 8. Darnel, Lewis, of Little Eggharbour Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Son, John, remainder of lands. Grandsons, Edmond 
and Edward (sons of son, Isaiah, dec'd), 65 acres of land south of 
house their father died in, when 21; should they die before becoming 
of age, the same, to son John, and if he should likewise die before 
becoming of age, lands are to be divided between the children of 
daughter, Hester Mathis. To daughter, Hester Mathis, 3 surveys 
of maple, gum and cedar swamps. Executors — son, John and Jo- 
nathan Smith. Witnesses — Caleb Crammer and William Weatherby. 
Proved June 1, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 231. 

1795, June 1. Inventory, £383.13.11; made by William Weatherbv 
and Jeremiah Willet. File 11591C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 103 

1792, Aug. 28. Davenport, Jacob, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Cornelius Davenport and John Davenport. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Weever; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 145 

1792, Aug. 14. Inventory, £122.17.4, made by William Weever 
and Leonard Davenport. File 788N. 

1790, Mar. 1. Davis, Abiel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
To Anna Freeman (daughter of Hannah Quick), £15. To Susanna 
Silverthorn, £15. To Mary Bucite, youngest daughter of Hannah 
Quick, £15. To Samuel Green (son of Wm. Green), £30. To James 
B. Green, 2nd, £30. To Anna Green, (daughter of Wm. Green), 
£20. To Elizabeth Green (wife of Wm. Green), £15. To Rebecca 
Girton, £3. To William Green (son of Richard), the residue. Ex- 
ecutors — Wm. Green (son of Rich'd Green) and Daniel Scudder. 
Witnesses — Richard Green, William Green. Proved May 25, 1791. 

Lib. 32^ p. 365. 

1791, May 24. Inventory, £186.11,0, made by Daniel Clarke and 
Amos Scudder. File 1553J. 

1794, Sept. 27. Davis, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Abraham 
Joraleman, James Jacobus and Sarah Davis. Fellowbondsman — Syl- 
vanus Davis; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 394. 

1794, Oct. 6. Inventory, £67.2.3; made by Isaac Dod and Simeon 
Baldwin. File 7940-7943G. 

1792, Feb. 7. Davis, Sarah, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
widow; will of. Daughters, Sarah Burden and Rebecca Test, each 
£2'5. Daughter, Rachel Davis, £25 and feather bed. Daughter 
Elizabeth Corn's 3 children, i.e., Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, £25 
divided between them. Daughter Hannah Gallifer's 2 children, 
Thomas and Sarah, £25, divided between them. Sons, Gabriel and 
James, each £12. Daughters, Sarah Burden, Rebecca Test and 
granddaughter, Sarah Gallifer, household furniture. Executors — 
sons, Gabriel and James. Witnesses — Samuel Ladd, George Ward. 
Proved Mar. 15, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 74. 

1794, Mar. 3. Inventory, £230.16.10; made by Samuel Ladd and 
George Ward. File 1887H. 

1795, Apr. 4. Davis, Thomas, Jr., of the Eastern Precinct, Somer- 
set Co. Int. Adm'r — William Davis, of the Western Precinct, said Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Parent Johnson, of Middlesex Co. Witnesses — 
Paul Ammerman and Albert Ammerman. Lib. 33. p. 539. 

1794, Dec. 10. Inventory, £130.2.6; made by Barent Johnson and 
Nicholas Johnson. File 972R. 

1789, May 29. Davis, William, of Piles Grove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rebekah, residue of personal property, and profits of real 
estate dui'ing her widowhood. Daughter, Elizabeth Davis, one cow 
and calf, one saddle and bridle, one bed and £15, when 21. Son, 
Thomas, 50 acres on south side of road adjoining lands of Abraham 
Wilson, Isaac Eldridge and Isaac Barber. Son, Francis, 59 acres, 
including house where I now live, adjoining lands of Abraham Wilson 
and Joseph Pimm, and 2 acres adjoining land of John Duel. Son, 
Abraham, 54 acres on north side of road adjoining lands of Shull 
and John Duel, and 6 acres on south side of road adjoining land 



104 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of Able Silvers. Executrix — wife, Rebecca. Witnesses — William 
Wallace, Abraham Wilson, Amos Peterson. Proved Oct. 12, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 112. 

1793. Oct. 10. Inventory, £194.18.91/^; made by George Colson 

and William Wallace. File 2083Q. 

1791, Mar. 21. Davison, James and Robert, of Middlesex Co. 
Wards. Said wards, sons of John Davison, of said Co., dec'd., make 
choice of Daniel Lott as their Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Robinson; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 467; File 7831r7834L. 

1793, Oct. 16. Davison, James, Sr. of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Robert Davison, Archibald Davison and James Davi- 
son, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Peter Young; all of said place and Co. 

Lib. 33. p. 341. 

1793, Nov. 21. Inventory, £593.10.%; made by Peter Young and 
Benjamin Vanette. File 553S. 

1790, Oct. 16. Davison, John, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, Vs of profits of real estate and % of 
dwelling house, while my widow. The other % profits of real estate 
for support of son, John, and daughter, Mary, until Mary is 16, when 
movable estate is to be sold. Daughter, Mary, £100, when 18. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Moore, % of the things my first wife fetched 
me; also interest of £100, during her life provided she makes no 
other demands; after her decease the £100 to be divided between 
her 2 daughters, Polly and Sarah. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Bur- 
rowes, the other Vs of first wife's things and £50, when movable 
estate is sold. Son, John, all real estate, when 21; should he die 
before 21 without issue, children of daughter Elizabeth Moore, %, 
daughter, Mary, %, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Burrowes, %. 
Should daughter, Mary, die without issue, her legacy to be divided 
between, wife, Mary, and son, John. Executors — ^wife, Mary, and 
friends, Joseph Moore and Henry Baker. Witnesses — Nielle McGill, 
Cornelius Hoff, Charles Hoff. Proved Oct. 10, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 284. 

1793, Sept. 10. Inventory, £286.1.0; made by Ishi Vancleave and 
Henry Titus, Jr. File 1628J. 

1793, Mar. 30. Day, Stephen, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert 
Gould. Fellowbondsman — Timothy Gould; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 215; File 7666-7669G. 

1793, Oct. 4. Dayton, Jonathan I., of Elizabethtown, Essex Co., 
physician; will of. To Sarah Johnes (a single woman in my employ), 
$'50. Daughter, Phebe, lot of land and Tanyard adjoining the town 
creek; also, land on south side of road purchased from Connot and 
Williams, the house where she now lives and lot between my 2 
houses, with barn and barnyard (per survey made by Ephraim Het- 
field, beginning at main road, southeast corner of land occupied by 
Isaac Mann belonging to John Smith, son of Job Smith, dec'd, (along 
line of land of Jacob Vredenburgh) ; also % of residue. Daughter, 
Cornelia, house I live in with old barn and barnyard and remainder 
of lot between the 2 house; also, parcel of land purchased from Mr. 
Rickets on road to Crane's Ferry, land purchased of Ephraim and ' ^ 
Phebe Hetfield in Rahway, and the other % of real and personal. .,//,, 
Elias B. Dayton to be guardian of daughter, Cornelia (under age)."^"^"^' 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 105 

Executors — Aaron Ogden, Esq., and Elias B. Dayton. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Dayton, Abraham Morrell, John Egbert. Proved Nov. 4, 
1794. Lib. 33, p. 388. 

1794, Nov. 15. Inventory, £535.3.11, and £1,396.13.9 in bonds 
and notes; made by William Woodruff and David Woodruff. 

File 7944-7958G. 

1791, Jan. IS. Deacon, James, George, Jr., and Ann, of Burlington 
Co. Wards. Children of George Deacon, of said Co., deceased. Said 
wards having real and personal estate make choice of their mother, 
Susannah Deacon, as their Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Zachariah 
Antram; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 186; File 11376C. 

1794, Mar. 17. Deal, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Elias 
Deal. Fellowbondsman — George Daniels; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 82; File 1888H. 

1791, Jan. 28. Dean, Stephen, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anne, privilege of house with choice of furniture and room 
and Va of plantation during her life. Son, John, plantation whereon 
I now live. Daughter, Phebe (wife of Benjamin Hendrickson), £20. 
Daughter, Mary (wife of John Hart), £20. Son, John, residue of 
personal and real estate. Executors — son, John and son-in-law, John 
Hart. Witnesses — Ezekiel Howell, Asher Howell and Chas. Axford. 
Proved Feb. 8, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 310. 

1791, Feb. 7. Inventory, £286.7.0; made by Nath'l Furman and 
Joshua Reed. File 1554J. 

[The original Dean plantation of about 200 acres, is now that part 
of the City of Trenton as in line from Delaware River extended up 
Lenape Ave., through Cadwalader Park along line of Whittlesly Ave. 
to near Parkway Ave. (or Scotch Road), then west to a point; then 
south following line through New Jersey State Home for Girls to 
western boundary of Cadwalader Park and along line west of West- 
field Ave., to the Delaware River. This tract thus takes in most of 
grounds of the New Jersey State Home for Girls, one half of Cad- 
walader Park and the residential section between the canal and the 
river. The original stone mansion standing on Edgewood Ave., (now 
(1935) occupied by the Florence Crittendon Mission and Home for 
Women) is one of the oldest stone houses in Trenton. — Compiler.] 

1795, Jan. 14. Debow, Jeames, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Priscilla, negro girl, Nel; choice of beds and furniture, 
chest of drawers, one silver table spoon and a looking glass, 1 horse 
and provisions to be supplied by sons John and Thomas, who are 
to pay her £14 per year. Sons, John and Thomas, residue of estate, 
divided between them. Daughters, Hannah Stout and Mary De Wit, 
each £50. Son, Robert, £200, when 21. Executors — friend, Robert 
Montgomery and son, John Debow. Witnesses — Wessel T. Stout, 
Robert Parent, Daniel Leigh. 

1795, June 19. Codicil. Sons, John and Thomas, to pay additional 
sums of £25 to each of their sisters and £50 to their brother, Robert, 
after their mother's decease. Witnesses — Wessel T. Stout, Daniel 
Leigh, Elizabeth Debowe. Proved Sept. 2, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 192. 

1795, Sept. 1. Inventory, £755.9.7; made by Daniel Leigh and 
Wessel T. Stout. File 8571-8578L. 

1793, July 24. deCIuffny, Anne Rence Duverger de Maupertius, 



106 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of Elizabethtown, Essex Co., widow of Marc Antoine de Clugny, 
dec'd, late Governor of the Island of Guadeloupe and it's depen- 
dencies; will of. Only child and daughter, Eraiilie, all real and 
personal in North America. Executor and Guardian — kinsman, Jean 
Gabriel Prevost Touchimber, of Elizabeth. Vvitnesses — Charles de 
St. Ours, Marc De La Bretesche and Joseph Lewis Ch's. D'Anter- 
roches. Proved July 26, 1793. (Will is indexed as "Duverger 
Clugny.") Lib. 33, p. 190; File 7670-7673G. 

1787, Nov. 7. DeCou, [De Cow], Isaac, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, real and personal estate and sole Executrix. 
Vv'itnesses — William Tindall, Aaron Dunham and Richard Throck- 
morton. Proved July 21, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 147. 

1795, July 24. Inventory — stock of leather in tanyard, £637.7.10, 
estimated by John Potts and Robert McNeely; other personal, 
£347.10.3; made by Aaron D. Woodruff and Aaron Dunham. 

1795, Aug. 5. Citation. That Rachel De Cou, executrix, render 
an account of the estate of David Pinkerton, dec'd. of which Isaac 
De Cou and Mary Pinkerton, both dec'd, where made executors; on 
plaint of David Pinkerton, Jr. Samuel Leake, Attorney. 

1800, July 7. Account by Rachel De Cou, Executrix, showing total 
funds handled, £2690.16.8. File 1705J. 

1790, Dec. 19. Decow, Isaac, Sr., of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington, 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, residue of personal estate; she to have 
profits of plantation during widowhood, and to divide plantation as 
willed to children 10 yeai's after my decease. Son, Isaac, 30 acres, 
to be laid off on east side of plantation in line of Eber Decou. Son, 
Nathan, 20 acres, southwest corner of plantation at corner of 
Thomas Curts's to line of land my father purchased of John Thomp- 
son. Remainder of plantation to be equally divided between son.s, 
Daniel and Samuel; Daniel to have the dwelling home; Samuel, the 
wagon house. Daughter, Ashsah Decou, £6, to be paid by Daniel 
when she is 21. Daughter, Sarah Decou, £6, to be paid by Samuel 
when she is 21. Son, Stacy, land purchased of Abner Page and 
Daniel Henery adjoining William Satterthwaite, Thomas Curtis and 
others. Executors — wife, Mary, and sons, Daniel and Samuel Decou. 
Witnesses — William Satterthwaite, Joseph Satterthwaite, John 
Black. Proved Jan. 24, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 125. 

1791, Jan. 24. Inventory, £700.19, made by W^illiam Satterthwaite 
and Joseph Pancoast. File 11377C. 

1787, Jan. 2. De Gov/, Joseph, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Isaac De Cou and John Satterthwaite. Fellowbondsman — John 
Taylor; all of said Co. Lib. 29, p. 77. 

1787, Jan. 2. Renunciation by Ashsah De Cou, the widow of said 
Joseph. 

1791, Mar. 2. (Estate left unadministered by Isaac De Cou.) 
Adm'x — Ashsah De Cou. Fellowbondsman — Stacy Taylor; both of 
said Co. Lib. 32, p. 183. 

1787, Jan, 4. Inventory, £797.0.7; made by Cleayton Newbold and 
Joseph Pancoast. File 11167C. 

1794, Apr. 4. De Hart, John, Sr., of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, my dwelling house, with land westward to 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 107 

land formerly belonging to John Joline, dec'd, to garden of son, 
John; thence to land of John Chetwood; also an annuity of £140 
yearly. To Mrs. Mary Hunt (late Mary Dagworthy), an annuity of 
£41.10.3, yearly arising from the estate of Captain Ely Dagworthy, 
dec'd. Remainder of real and personal to be sold and trust set up 
to pay the above annuities. Residue to be divided between my 8 
children, i.e., John, Jacob, Matthias Dagworthy, Stephen Richard, 
Sarah, Abigail, Jane and Louisa Esther Flint; book accounts deduct- 
able from each child's share. Said 8 children to have an equal 
division of trust funds and estate after decease of v/^ife and the 
decease of Mary Hunt. Executors — sons, John, Jacob and Matthias 
Dagworthy De Hart. Witnesses — Peter Masker, John Chetwood and 
Aaron Ogden. Proved June 26, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 490. 

1795, July 20. Inventory, $33,848.84, including book accounts, 
notes and bonds, and other personal; made by Richard Gray and 
Benjamin Williams. File 81 98-82 19G. 

1793, Sept. 2. Delamater, John, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Lydia Delamater. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Ozman; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 169; File 2291B. 

1795, July 9. DeLong, Rachel, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Gamaliel Tuthill. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Hull; both of 
said place. Lib. 36, p. 133. 

1795, Aug. 24. Inventory, £24.12.6; made by William Armstrong 
and William Luse. File 62 6S. 

1788, Oct. 6. DeLotbiniere, Louis Francis Chartier, [place of re- 
sidence not stated], Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Deborah, £75, 
and all real and personal estate. [Testator states, 'he was born at 
Quebec in Canada, Dec. 13, 1716; annointed Priest, Oct. 28, 1741, 
at same place; and [is] a Chaplain of the United States; also that 
his wife, Deborah, is a daughter of Mr. Myer, wholesale and retail 
merchant at New York.'] Executrix — wife, Deborah de Lotbiniere. 
Witnesses — William Smith, Geo. Mitchell and John Gebbie, Proved 
May 21, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 178; File 11378C. 

1784, July 12. Demarest, David, of Hackensack Precinct, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Maria, personal estate while widow. Eldest son, 
Johnnes, 20 shillings. Son, Benjamin, 15 acres off northwest corner 
of lot of land at Schralenburgh near the church, including the grist 
mill; he paying £15. Sons, Johnnes, Abraham, Jacob, David and 
Petrus, remainder of real estate (each %. part) ; they paying for 
same. Daughters, i.e., Elizabeth (wife of Cornelius Van Zaan), 
Jannetje, Leah (wife of Jacobus Quackenbos) and Maria, each £20. 
Daughters, Jannetje and Maria, an out-set when they marry. Residue 
of personal to be divided between all the children after decease or 
marriage of wife. Executors — wife, Maria, and sons, Johnnes, Ben- 
jamin and Abraham. Witnesses — John T. Demarest, Annatje De- 
marest. Proved Nov. 19. 1795. Lib. 33 p. 351. 

1795, June 24. Inventory, £5.8.6; made by William Westervelt 
and John Quakenbush. File 2504B.-2509B. 

1794, Jan. 27. Demarest, Gashe and David of Bergen Co. Wards. 
Children of Benjamin Demarest, dec'd, of said Co. Said wards being 



108 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

out of the Wardship of their Guardian in Soccage, make choice of 
John Joseph Blauvelt. Guardian — John Joseph Blauvelt, of Orange 
Co., N. Y. Fellowbondsman — Roelof Demarest, of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 70; File 2379B. 

1793, Apr. 20. Demorest, Samuel C, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r 

— John G. Ackerman. Fellowbondsman — Ludowich Bush; both of 

said Co. Lib. 33, p. 169. 

1793, Apr. 20. Inventory, £77.14.9; made by Abraham Westervelt 
and Casparus Westervelt. File 238'5B.-2387B. 

1792, Mar. 10. Demott, V/yna, of Readingtown, Hunterdon Co., 
widow of Michael Demott, dec'd; will of. Daughter, Stinety Decker 
(wife of Peter Decker), wearing apparel, provisions, rest of furni- 
ture, one cow and Vz of money. Granddaughter, Catherine Demott, 
Va of money and sundry furniture. Grandsons, William and Jacob 
Auton, V3 of money to be divided between them. Executor — Derick 
Demott. Witnesses — Peter Schamp, Peter Jennings, Cornelius T. 
Tunison. Proved May 6, 1794. - Lib. 35, p. 115. 

1794, Feb. 27, Inventory, £180.17.1; made by Peter Schamp and 
Simon Wyckoff. File 1668J. 

1793, May 6. Denise, Garret and Margaret, of Monmouth Co. 
Wards. Children of Denise Denise, of said Co.; having been left a 
personal legacy by a dec'd relative; make choice of their father 
Denise Denise as their Guardian. Guardian — Denise Denise, of Free- 
hold, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 256; File 6853-6856M. 

1792, Oct. 16. Denise, William, John, Sidney and Catherine, of 

Freehold, Monmouth Co. V/ards. Children of Denise Denise, of 
said place. Guardian — Denise Denise — the father; appointed to look 
after estate left said children by Jane Schenck, dec'd. 

Lib. 34, p. 346; File 6703-6706M. 

1788, May 20. Denman, Isaac, of Township of Newark, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Asse, horse and side saddle, 2 cows, 6 sheep, 2 beds 
and furniture; use of one room in house and her living off the place 
while my widow. Daughter, Prussia Grain, £60, to be paid after son, 
Elias, is of age. Son, Elias, 51% acres whereon I now live, given me 
by my father, Thomas Denman and which he bought of John Cleaves 
Symms; also remainder of real and personal. Should son, Elias, die 
before 21, % to be equally divided between my brothers, Thomas 
and Stephen, and my sister's son, Moses Day; Vs to be equally di- 
vided between my brothers, John and Jacob. Executors — brother, 
Stephen Denman, and friend, David Morehouse. Witnesses — James 
Morehouse, Isaac Swaime, Benjamin Lyon. Proved Nov. 12, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 500. 

1791, Nov. 7. Inventory, £199.10.5, made by Ezra Baldwin and 
Abraham Reuch. File 7222-7225G.; 7312-7315G. 

1790, Mar. 16. Denman, Thomas, Sr., of Newark Twsp., Essex 
Co.; will of. Son, John, 90 acres whereon he now lives in Spring- 
field; also piece of salt meadow (4 acres) in Elizabeth Town Great 
Meadows. Son, Isaac, land whereon he now lives; he to pay £10, 2 
years after my decease. Son, Jacob, land whereon he now lives, 
and a lot joining Samuel Muchmore and William Muchmore; he to 
pay £10, in 2 years. Sons, Thomas and Stephen, home farm and 
tract with new house; also all livestock, divided between them. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 109 

Daughters, Catherine Whitehead, Elizabeth Gould and Mary Gould, 
each £15. Moses Day, certificate for $80, Granddaughter, Mary 
Mulford, £15. Grandson, Daniel Denman, 2 sheep. Youngest sons, 
Thomas and Stephen, residue of personal property; they paying any 
over plus to grandson, Moses Day, when 21. Executor — son, John 
and friend, Samuel Tylor. Witnesses — Samuel Beatty, William 
Muchmore, Joseph Gardiner. Proved Apr. 4, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 170. 

1790, May 15. Inventory, £197.3.4; made by Walter Smith and 
David Morehouse. File 7674-7681G. 

1795, Feb. 4. Dennis, Philip, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, an equal share of movable estate with my 4 
daughters; also use of plantation until youngest daughter, Sarah 
Dennis, is 18. To daughter-in-law, Deborah Newbold, £15. To 
Samuel Gregory, £10, when 21; provided he continues with my 
widow until of age. Sons, Edward, John and Philip and daughters, 
Mary Dennis, Hannah Rulon, Rachel and Sarah Dennis, a division of 
land after daughter Sarah is 18; the sons to have Vs more than the 
daughters. Executors — wife, Hannah, and brother-in-law, Thomas 
Daniel. Witnesses — Michael McConnell, Thomas Sheppard and 
Richard Wood, Jr. Proved June 18, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 109; File 1076F. 

1794, Apr. 17. Dennis, Samuel, of the Western Precinct, Somer- 
set Co. Int. Adm'x — Margaret Dennis. Fellowbondsman — John 
Baird; both of said place. Lib. 33. p. 447. 

1794, Apr. 21. Inventory, £56.6.11; made by John Baird and 
John Salter. File 93 6R. 

1795, Jan. 13. Dennis, Samuel, of Gloucester Twsp. and Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Dennis. Fellowbondsman — Abel Clement; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 300. 

1795, Jan. 7. Inventory, £235.7.2^; made by Abel Clement and 
Barzillai Hugg. File 1934H. 

1792, June 23. Denniston, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Halsey, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Caleb Potter; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 51; File 7468-7469G. 
1786, Sept. 11, de Piu [Depue], Daniel, of Wallpack Twsp., i^us- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, management of real and personal 
property during her life. Son, John, all real estate and movables 
after wife's decease. Son, Moses, £150; £80 of which he has already 
received. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and son, John. Witnesses — 
Abraham Decker, Garret van Campen, Robert Lockerly. Proved 
Mar. 25, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 338. 

1793, Mar. 19. Inventory, £197.15.; made by Daniel Decker and 
Robert Lockerly. File 554S. 

1791, Jan. 29. Deremer, Abraham, of Amwell Twsp., Huntei'don 
Co.; will of. Land between John Barber's and John Covenhoven's 
land to be partioned, per survey by John Lowry, Oct. 9, 1790. Son- 
in-law, Samuel Corle, and Catharine, his wife, lands on east side of 
said partition, during their life; then to grandson, Benjamin Corle; 
he to pay his sister, Nancy Corle, £200. Son-in-law, John Willson, 
and Jane, his wife, land on west side of said partition, during their 
life; then to grandson, Abraham Deremer Willson; he to divide £200 



1 10 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

between his sisters, Mary, Jane, Leah, Elizabeth and Sarah Willson, 
and other children that may be born. Son-in-law, Samuel Corle and 
John Willson, each £500, including bonds held against them. To 
Abraham Deremer, (son of nephew, Derrick Deremer), £25. Grand- 
son, Benjamin Corle, and granddaughter, Nancy Corle, £100 each. 
Remainder and residue to be equally divided between all the grand- 
children living and those whom may hereinafter be born. Executors 
— sons-in-law, Samuel Corle and John Willson. Witnesses — John 
Covenhoven, Nathaniel Willson and Jacob Dennis. Proved Jan. 6, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 189. 

1792, Jan. 13. Inventory, £2, 150.17.6, • made by John Lambert 
and Jonathan Pidcock. 

1807, May 6. Account by both Executors. File 1606J. 

1795, Dec. 9. Derry, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Nathaniel Whitaker. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Prudden; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 541. 

1806, Apr. 11. Inventory (consists of a legacy of £50 by will of 
Samuel Brown, dec'd) ; made by Daniel Doty and Jonathan Ogden. 

File 973R. 

1792, Nov. 9. Dewidt [DeWitt], Luke, of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Real and personal estate to be sold within 
1 year and proceeds divided into 6 equal parts. Wife, Angeltie, 1/6 
part. Son, John, 1/6, after deducting £100 advanced him. Daughter, 
Margaret Dey and son-in-law, John Dey, 1/6, after deducting £23. 
Daughter, Mary Danser and son-in-law, Daniel Danser, 1/6, after de- 
ducting £175.10. Daughter, Elizabeth Dewidt, 1/6. Daughter, Nancy 
Dewidt, 1/6, when 21, with interest of £15 yearly until of age. Ex- 
ecutors — neighbor, James Bruere, and Arthur Lefferson. Witnesses 
— William English, Samuel Imlay and Caleb Loyd. Proved Nov. 22, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 336. 

1792, Nov. 27. Inventory, £1,497.0.8; made by Robert Kirby and 
Jacob Vanderbilt. File 6857-6862M. 

1795, Jan. 3. Dey, John, James, Mary, and Dinah, of Middlesex 
Co. Wards. Children of Benjamin Dye, of said Co., dec'd; make 
choice of John Dey as their guardian. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Vickers; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 202; File 8583-8584L. 

1790, July 26. Dey, Lawrence, Sr., of South Amboy, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, choice of furniture and 2 cows; also to be 
maintained by sons during her life. Sons, Lawrence and John, all 
real divided between them; son, Lawrence, that part I now live on, 
by lands of John Journey and John Embly and William Dey; son, 
John, place he lives on adjoining land of Benjamin Dey. Grand- 
daughter, Jane Dey, £30. Personal to be sold. Daughter, Mary 
(wife of John Embly), % part. Daughter, Elizabeth (wife of John 
Journey), H. Children (not named), of daughter, Ann Burdine, M ; 
children (not named), of daughter Jane Dey, Vi part. Executors — 
son, Lawrence Dey and William Dey. Witnesses — John Dey, Richard 
Laird, Vincent Burdine. Proved Feb. 9, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 293. 

1792, Feb. 8. Inventory, £255.2.2; made by John Dey and Richard 
Laird. File 8005-8010L. 

1794, Jan. 2. Diament, Jonathan, Jr., of Cumberland Co. Int. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 111 

Adm'r — ^James Harris. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah Buck; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 173; File 1060F. 

1787, May 4. Dickeson, Thomas, of Upper Alloways Creek Twsp., 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Sons, Jonathan, William and Samuel, 
plantation and tract of land of 300 acres on Cohansey Creek, Hope- 
well Twsp., Cumberland Co.; equally divided between them. Son, 
John, home plantation of r50 acres, and he is to have a new house 
built thereon. Daughters, Jedidah and Mary Dickeson, an equal di- 
vision of the personal estate. Rents to be used for the support and 
schooling of children until of age. Executor — brother, William 
Dickeson. Witnesses — John Kelly, Elizabeth Kelly and John Holme. 
Proved Feb. 16, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 447. 

1789, Nov. 23. Inventory, £283.11.1; made by John Holme and 
John Kelly. File 1840Q. 

1788, Aug. 27. Dickinson, George, Sr., of Upper Alloways Creek 
Twsp., Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Barbery Dickinson, all the house- 
hold goods she brought with her, one cow and £20, in lieu of her 
right of dower. Sons, George and Joseph, 5 shillings, as I have here- 
tofore given them their share. Daughter, Anne, £10, when 18; if 
she dies before that time, then to my sons, Samuel and John. The 
plantation on which I now live, and which was the property of my 
former wife, Margaret, to be divided equally between my sons, Sam- 
uel and John (as the wife desired), and the residue of personal 
estate to be equally divided between my four daughters, Rebekah 
Pauling, Martha Jarman, Mary and Margaret Dickinson; on condi- 
tion that they give a release and quit claim to said land to Samuel 
and John. If daughters refuse such release, then whole of personal 
estate to sons, Samuel and John, excepting, 5 shillings to each daugh- 
ter so refusing. Son, Samuel, my silver watch and spoon and V2 
of my wearing apparel. Son, John, £6, and the other half of apparel. 
Executors — son-in-law, David Pauling and friend, William Dickinson. 
Witnesses — John Kelly, Thomas Kelley, Jr., and John Holme. Proved 
Dec. 2, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 238. 

1791, Mar. 29. Inventory, £516.9.6, including an execution in 
hands of Whitten Cripps, High Sheriff, of Salem Co., against John 
Robeson and Elizabeth, his wife, as Executrix of Jacob Sharp, dec'd 
for £160; made by John Holme and Samuel Kay. 

1801, Sept. 16. The original Executors being dec'd and the estate 
having not been fully administered. Bond given by Samuel Ray and 
Samuel Dickinson, as Adm'rs. Fellowbondsmen — Dan. Jarman and 
John Mowers; all of said Co. 

Lib. 39, p. 400; File (including all papers) 1839Q. 

1790, July 10. Dickinson, John, Sr., of the Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Martha, 2 cows, 4 sheep, £100 
and house and furniture during her life. Son, David, 150 acres 
where he lives; also 10 acres at place called Cheapside at Great 
Island adjoining Branard Dickinson's land. Son, Jonathan, 100 
acres in Newark Twsp., said Co., where he lives, with 50 acres ad- 
joining, during his life; the same to his 2 sons, John and Aaron, after 
his decease. Son, John, house and land where he now lives (60 acres) 
during his life; the same to his 3 sons. Squire, Philip and Thomas, 
after his decease. Son, Nathaniel home plantation of 90 acres (house 
excepted), bounded by lands of Samuel Tyler, Heturah Dayton and 



112 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Joseph Horton; also 20 acres on Rahway River and piece of land 16 
feet westward of Samuel Tyler's line running up the mountain; also 
10 acres at Cheapside at Great Island. Grandsons, Squire, Philip 
and Thomas (sons of son John), remainder of land on east side of 
Rahway River, divided between them when of age. Granddaughter, 
Phebe Baker (wife of Ezekiel Baker), £10. Remainder of tract (10 
acres) at Cheapside to be sold, if movable estate is not sufficient to 
pay debts; otherwise said tract to son, Nathaniel. Executors — 
friends, Daniel Dickinson, Jonathan Dickinson and Mathias Meeker. 
Witnesses — Joshua Horton, Elijah Woodruff, Nathaniel Bond. Proved 
Jan. 2, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 210. 

1793, Jan. 20. Inventory, £28.19.; made by Elijah Woodruff and 
Joshua Horton. File 7682-7687G. 

1793, Oct. 2. Dickinson, Martha, of Springfield, Essex Co., widow 
of John Dickinson; will of. Son, Nathaniel, £20 and one cow. To 
Martha Tichenor (wife of Caleb Tichenor), £5. To Dince Ensley, 
£5. Granddaughter, Phebe Baker (wife of Ezekiel Baker), £25. 
Granddaughter, Elizabeth Bond (wife of Nathaniel Bond), bed and 
£5.10. Great grandson, Bunnel Bond, £15, when 21. Granddaughter, 
Serepta Dickinson (daughter of son Nathaniel), £7. Legacy of £100 
left by late husband John Dickinson, to be collected in order to pay 
above bequests. Residue to be divided between above legatees. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, Samuel Tyler, Esq. Witnesses — Daniel Colie, Lesp- 
nerd Colie, Samuel Tyler, Jr. Proved Apr. 9, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 368; File 7960-7961G. 

1795, Mar. 20. Dickinson, Nathaniel, of Springfield Twsp., Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Patience, use of real and personal estate until 
son, William, is 21. Son, William, land between east and west 
branches of Rahway River, on south side of road leading from Shep- 
ard Kollock's paper mill to Vauxhall; also 10 acres of woodland on 
mountain, north side of said road, when 21. Daughter, Sarepta Dick- 
inson, land on north side of road to Vauxhall adjoining land of son- 
in-law, Nathaniel Bond, and lands belonging to Samuel Tyler, Esq.; 
also land at Cheapside, adjoining lands of Brainard Dickinson, when 
son William is 21. Daughters, Betsey Bond (wife of Nathaniel 
Bond), and Sarepta, and son, William, personal property to be di- 
vided between them, when son, William, is 21. Executor — friend, 
Jacob Van Artsdalen. Witnesses — Samuel Ross, Lespnerd Colie, John 
Leonnerd. Proved Apr. 20, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 492. 

1796, Mar. 25. Inventory, £149.5.3; made by Samuel Tyler and 
Matthias Meeker. File 8222-8229G. 

1795, Oct. 24. Dilkes, Aaron, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jacob Spencer. Fellowbondsman— -James Henisey; 
both of said Co. Lib. 3'5, p. 297. 

1795, Oct. 26. Inventory, £123.15.5; made by James Henisey and 
Ephraim Bee. File 1935H. 

1793, June 17. Dills, William, Sr., of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, £200 and household goods and movables, 
during her life. Son, Henry, 20 shillings. After wife's decease, 
whole estate to be equally divided between all the children (un- 
named). Executors — 3 eldest sons, John, Adam and William. Wit- 
nesses — Caleb Hopkins, Mary Sweazy, Nathaniel Hamed. Proved 
Sept. 23, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 174. 



CALENDAR OP WILLS — 1791-1796 113 

1794, Sept. 15. Inventory, £1307.10.8; made by Daniel Vaughan 
and Andrew Roup. File 77 IS. 

1792, Feb. 10. Dilshaver, John, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Jacob Dilshaver and Ebenezer Elmer. Fellowbondsman — John 
Jones; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 491; File 1042F. 

1794, Aug. 22. Disbrow, Benjamin, Sr., of South Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Real and personal to be sold and proceeds put out 
to interest; the principal being divided between the 4 children, i.e., 
Griffin, Samuel, Benjamin and Hannah, when of age. Executors — 
friends, Joshua Warne and David Hall; both of South Amboy. Wit- 
nesses — John Morgan, Thomas Ellison, William Lesuer. Proved Sept. 
6, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 533; File 8493-8495L. 

1795, April 18. Dobbins, James, Jr., of Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Job Jones. Fellowbondsman — Job Moore; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 254. 

1795, April 18. Inventory, £290.19.5; made by Hudson Burr and 

Job Moore. File 11592C. 

1795, May 15. Dobbins, William and Ann, of Burlington Co. 
Wards. Children of James Dobbins, Jr., of said Co., dec'd; being 
out of the wardship of their Guardian in Soccage, make choice of 
Job Jones, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Campion, 

Lib. 35, p. 257; File 11593C. 

1795, June 30. Dod, Samuel, Sr., of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sally, use of lands until youngest son is of age; then Vs. 
Daughters, Martha, Naomi and Lucy, each £60, when 21. Son, 
Abiatha, £100 and privilege of 20 loads of wood yearly from lands 
given sons, Samuel and Abner, who are to have remainder of lands. 
Residue to the 3 daughters. Executors — friend, John Dodd, Jr. and 
sons, Abiatha and Samuel. Witnesses — Timothy Andruss, Enos Far- 
rand and Abraham Harrison. Proved July 27, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 24. 

1795, Aug. 10. Inventory, £96.10; made by Thomas Cadmus and 
Timothy Ward. File 8230-824 IG. 

1790, Sept. 22. Dole, David, of Salem Co. Ward. Son of Peter 
Dole, of said Co., dec'd; infant under 14. On petition of Prudence 
Dole and Sarah Butcher, stepmother and aunt of said infant. Guard- 
ian — Peter Townsend. Fellowbondsmen — Jeremiah Powell and Bar- 
zillai Jefferis; all of said Co. Lib. 37, p. 154; File 2190Q. 

1791, Dec. 19. Donington, William, Sr., of Elizabethtown, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah. Children, Elias, Phebe and William. 
Estate (real and personal) in trust for the support of the family. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, and friend, John Chandler, Jr. Witnesses 
— Stephen Wheeler, Ester Chandler, John Chandler. Proved Jan. 6, 
1794. Lib. 33, p. 363; File 7962-7963G. 

. Dorreberger, Jacob, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. ; will 

of. Wife, Elizabeth, remainder of estate. Relation, Jacob Dorre- 
berger (who liveth with me), 2 horses, one plow, gears and tackling. 
Executor — friend, John Schwackhamer. Witnesses — Daniel Trim- 
mer, John Schwackhamer. Proved Oct. 29, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 122; File 1669J. 



114 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, Jan. 30. Doughty, Jacob, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Jacob Johnson and Samuel Clutter. Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel Carrel; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 109. 

1792, Jan. 25. Inventory, £251.16.4; made by Samuel Cosad and 
John Young. File 789N. 

1793, Feb. 2. Doughty, Philip, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Doughty, of Morris Co. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Ogden, Esq., 
of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 215; File 7688-7691G. 

1790, Sept. 2. Douglass, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., 
mariner; will of. Cousin, Alexander Douglas, my heir at law, £5. 
Wife, Mary Douglas, all the rest of personal and real to be left 
agreeable to her will. Executrix — wife, Marey Douglas. Witnesses 
— Chas. Axford, Wm. Smith, John Chambers. Proved Mar. 21, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 322; File 155'5J. 

1794, Sept. 10. Douglass, Robert, of Nottingham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary Douglass and Alexander Douglass; 
both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1794, Sept. 8. Inventory, £41.11.9; made by James Mathis and 
Daniel Smith. File 11534C. 

1791, June 6. Drake, Charles, of Hackettstown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, 2 rooms of house on my farm on Schooley's Mountain, 
while my widow; also 2 cows, a walnut cupboard, 6 chairs, bed, etc. 
Remainder of movable estate and real to be equally divided between 
all my children, i.e., Rachel, William, Margaret, Abigail, Ruth, 
Zachariah, Mary, Sarah, Charles and Benjamin, when the youngest 
becomes of age. Executors — wife, Sarah Drake, John Bryant and 
son, William Drake. Witnesses — Arthur Hazen, D. Stuart, John 
Drake, Jr. Proved Aug. 8, 1791. Lib, 35, p. 19. 

1791, July 11. Inventory, £308.1.1; made by D. Stuart and John 
Drake, Jr. File 766N. 

1795, Mar. 30. Drake, Daniel, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
John Drake, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Asa Runyon as his 
guardian. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Hassert; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 202; File 8579-8582L. 

1791, Oct. 3. Drake, Fitz Randolph, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, use of all estate, except lands given to sons 
William and Jonathan, while my widow; also, best bed, etc., and 2 
cows. Daughter, Elizabeth Lawrence, £5, to be paid by son, Jonathan. 
Son, William, that part of farm whereon I now live on west side of 
Rahway River, joining land of James Clark and Robert French, and 
on the west by Hezekiah Thompson. Sons, Andrew and Charles, the 
remainder of home farm to be divided between them. Son, Jonathan, 
54 acre farm on Staten Island, bought of Henry Berger. Son, An- 
drew, negro man, Tom, and boy, Frank. Son, Charles, negro boy, 
Jim. Sons, Andrew and Charles, residue of moveables. Executors 
— sons, William, Andrew and Charles. Witnesses — John Stites, 
Henry Jeffery, Matthias Williamson, Jr. Proved Oct. 15, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 493; File 7234-7237G. 

1795, Sept. 29. Drake, Samuel, Jr., of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Nathaniel Drake. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Drake, of said 
place and Peter Smith, of Newton, said Co. Lib. 36, p. 134. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 115 

1795, Aug. 31. Inventory, £79.18.; made by Mark Thomson and 
Anthony Squier. File 627S. 

1792, Jan. 13. Drake, Thomas, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Henry, home plantation of 100 acres; he paying £500 
for same in 4 equal payments. Son, Enoch, plantation of 70 acres 
on road from Pennington to Rocky Hill; he paying £400 in 4 pay- 
ments. Eldest son, Ralph, £60, made in 4 payments. The other 
6 sons, £10 each, in 4 payments. Remainder to be sold and monies 
divided into 6 equal shares. Sons, John, Henry and Enoch, each 
1 share, Daniel, V2 share, Benjamin, 1 share, Thomas, Vz share; and 
daughters, Mary and Easter, each V2 share. Youngest son, Thomas, 
to be clothed during his apprenticeship. Executors — sons, Henry 
and Enoch. Witnesses — Aaron Stout, Thomas Drake and Daniel 
Drake. Proved Mar. 16, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 200. 

1792, Mar. 14. Inventory, £441. 15.; made by John Blackwell and 
Aaron Stout. 

1796, Nov. 2. Account by both Executors, showing £1,405.13.4. 
on hand for distribution. File 1607J. 

1792, Feb. 17. Drummond, Jane, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Edward Thomas. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Hard; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 19; File 7470-7471G. 

1792, Nov. 13. Dubois, Abraham, of Hillsborough, Somerset Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Nicholas Dubois. Fellowbondsman — John Baird; both 
of same place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 101; File 898R. 

1794, May 13. Dubois, Jacob, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Janitie, V3 of plantation with privileges in house while widow; 
also, one riding horse, one milch cow and furniture she may choose. 
Son, Jonathan, west half of plantation, and V2 of cedar swamps. Son, 
David, east half of plantation, and V2 of cedar swamps. Eldest daugh- 
ter, Rachel Krom, £10. 2nd daughter, Catherine Garrison, £10. 
Daughters, Sarah and Lydia Dubois, each £10. Residue to be divided 
between the 2 sons. Granddaughter, Rebecca Dubois, £7, when 18. 
Executors — sons, Jonathan and David. Witnesses — Abraham Dubois, 
Herman Krom, Mary Krom. Proved Nov. 20, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 86. 

1794, Nov. 18. Inventory, £332.7.8; made by Abraham Dubois 
and Joseph Burroughs. File 2007Q. 

1791, Jan. 20. Dumont, Philip, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co. 
Ward. Son of Dirck Dumont, of said Co., deceased. Said ward, be- 
ing out of wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of 
Peter Dumont, of Bridgewater, said Co., as his Guardian. Fellow- 
bondsman — Jacob Ten Ej'^ck, Sr.; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 7; File 877R. 

1794, Apr. 19. Dunbar, James, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son 
of Samuel Dunbar, late of Bucks Co., Penna., dec'd. Said ward makes 
choice of Moore Furman of Trenton, Guardian. 

Lib. 35, p. 141; File 1670J. 

1794, June 2. Duncan, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Anna Duncan, John Duncan and Daniel Duncan. Fellowbondsmen 
— Charles Barclay and William Reed; all of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 536. 

1794, June 3. Inventory, £846.17.2, including 4 negro slaves; 



116 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 
made by Charles Barclay and Samuel Kerr. File 8485-8492L. 

1795, June 1. Dunfield, Martin, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Anthony Squies. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Johnson; both 
of said place. Lib. 36, p. 132. 

1795, June 1. Inventory, £19.14.10; made by Mark Thomson and 
Samuel Johnson. File 625S. 

1791, June 29. Dunham Joseph, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Dunham. Fellowbondsman — David Dunham; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 507; File 7238-7239G. 

1784, Nov. 11. Dunham, Mary, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
widow of Jonathan Dunham; will of. Son, Asher, great Bible, and 
bed quilt; his wife, Susannah, 1 pair pillow cases. Son, William's 
wife [not named], 1 pair pillow cases. Daughter, Hannah Wright, 
silk gown, bed spread, tea kettle and great chair. To son-in-law 
William Wright's daughter, Elizabeth, sheets and pillow cases. 
Daughters, Elizabeth Dunham and Hannah Wright, remainder of 
wearing apparel. My children, Elizabeth, Samuel, Asher and Will- 
iam, each 1/5 part of residue. My grandchildren, Joseph, David and 
Ann Alston e (children of my daughter, Hannah Wright) the other 
1/5 part to be equally divided between them when 21. Son, Samuel, 
is absent from home; should he not return in 10 years, his son, 
Jacob, to have £10, when 21; and my children, Elizabeth, Asher and 
William the remainder of Samuel's share. Executor — my brother. 
Will Smith. Witnesses — John Barron, Joseph Barron. Proved Oct, 
15, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 45'5. 

1791, Oct. 15. William Smith, Executor, being deceased, Will- 
iam Smith Dunham is appointed Adm'r. Fellowbondsman — Richard 
Hartshorne; both of said Co. File 7765-7768L. 

1794, Sept. 20. Dunlop, Edward, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Helms. Fellowbondsman— Jonathan Willis; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 180; File 591S. 

1792, Aug. 16. Dunn, Jeremiah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, sufficient household furniture and 2 cows; 
also best room in house and her support while on place, or, £10 year- 
ly should she choose to live elsewhere. Son, Benjamin, £20. Son, 
Hugh, Vz of salt meadow adjoining lot of Doctor Dunstan, opposite 
mouth of South River. Son, James, £5. Son, Nahum, other % of 
salt meadow. Son, Moses, £50. Son, Phinehas, salt meadow near 
the Otter pond, adjoining meadow of Lewis Fitz Randolph; also £100. 
Sons, Nahum and Phillip, remainder of real and personal, to be di- 
vided between them. Executors — sons, Nahum and Phillip. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Sutton, David Dunham, Jr., Reuben Carman. Proved 
June 2, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 529. 

1794, May 8. Inventory, £190.8.6; made by David Dunham, Jr., 
and Abel Stelle. File 8479-8483L. 

1791, Nov. 4. Dunn, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Children, Benjamin, Justis, Jacob and Isabel, (last 2 not of age), 
an equal division of monies, after estate is sold. Guardians of chil- 
dren and Executors — brothers, Justis Dunn and James Dunn; both 
of Piscataway. Witnesses — Phinehas Fitz Randolph, Hugh Fitz Ran- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 117 

dolph and Henry Sutton. Proved Jan. 20, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 291. 

1792, Jan. 23. Inventory, £126.15.0; made by Hugh Dunn and 
Phinehas Fitz Randolph. File 8011-8014L. 

1795, Oct. 10. Durand, Elijah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — John 
Durand and Briant Durand. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Hayes; all 
of said Co. 

1795, Oct. 10. Renunciation by Sarah Durand, the widow. 

Lib. 33, p. 500; File 8244-8247G. 

1793, June 13. Durie, John, of Schralinburgh, Bergen Co., black- 
smith; will of. Wife, Geertye, management of whole estate while 
my widow; should she re-marry, an outset of household furniture and 
cattle to the value of £40. Eldest son, Johannes, £3. Sons, Johan- 
nes, Gerrit, David and Hendrick, all real divided between them; they 
paying unto my daughter, Rachel, £50, 2 years after son Hendrick, 
is of age, and to daughter, Maria, £50, 6 years, after son, Hendrick, 
is of age. Daughters, Rachel and Maria, each an outset of house- 
hold furniture and cattle to the value of £30. After re-marriage or 
death of wife, personal property to be sold and equally divided be- 
tween the 6 children. Executors — wife, Geertye, and brother, Gerret 
Durie. Witnesses — Abraham Demarest, Christian Van Horn, David 
Durie. Proved Oct. 22, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 153; File 2283B. 

1790, May 15. Durlan (Durling), John, Sr., of Hardwick, Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Charity, one cow and 2 sheep; the negro girl 
Pegg; ^ of household furniture and the west room of house, and 
to be provisioned by son, John, during her life. Son, John, % of the 
place I now live on, adjoining the widow Lain's land. Remainder 
of estate to be sold, and the monies equally divided between my 3. 
children, viz., Mary, wife of Benjamin Smith; Ann, wife of John 
Wright; and son, John. Executors — son, John, and John Armstrong. 
Witnesses — James Barton, Joseph Cox, Thomas Morford. Proved 
Feb. 15, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 35. 

1790, Dec. 28. Inventory, £122.9.1, made by John Shaw and 
Josiah Dyer. File 500S. 

1794, Sept. 11. Duryee, Joost, of Somerset Co.; will of. Sons, 
Simeon and William, all real estate, they paying my daughters, Mag- 
dalen Barkelow, Dinah Van Liew, Mary Davis and Anne Sorter, 
£125 to each of them. Son, Frederick, note against him for £100; 
also £50: 10 paid for him on bond in hands of Derrick Lefferts of 
New York, and £50. Obligations held by sons, Simeon and William 
to be deducted from movable estate before division. Movables to 
be sold. The portion left son, William, and daughters, Mary Davis 
and Anne Sortor, by their grandfather, William Baird, to be added 
to residue and residue equally divided amongst all the children. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, Simeon and William. Witnesses — David Covenhoven, 
John Reeve, Jacobus Lake. Proved Oct. 18, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 542. 

1794, Oct. 16. Inventory, £831.18; made by David Covenhoven 
and Thomas Sotter [Sontore]. File 937R. 

1787, Dec. 6. Dy [Dey], Derick, of Pequoneck Twsp., Morris 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, Son, John, % of land in Bergen Co.; 
also the easterly end of present dwelling house with lot as divided 
between me and Hartman Freeland, 150 acres on southerly end of 



118 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

farm and negro man, named Anthony. Son, Thomas, V2 of land in 
Bergen Co.; also 150 acres on northerly end of farm and house in 
which he now lives, with lot of land divided between me and Hart- 
man Freeland. Daughter, Lena, the west end of present dwelling 
house and remaining part of farm (40 acres). Daughter, Polly, £200, 
to be paid by son, John. Daughter Sally, £200, to be paid by son, 
Thomas. The tanyard and residue, divided between sons, John and 
Thomas and daughter Lena; they to support and maintain my wife, 
Sarah, during her widowhood. After the death of daughter Lena, 
the house given her shall be her eldest son's, Garret Nafie, and the 
land divided between her 2 sons. Garret and Richard Nafie. Execu- 
tors — friend, Richard Dey, son of Theunis Dey of Bergen Co., dec'd 
and son-in-law, Jacobus Post. Witnesses — ^James Grace, Benjamin 
Dey, John Dey. Proved May 4, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 328; File 816N. 

1794, Jan, 28. Dye, Benjamin, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Richard Laird and Lucy Laird. Fellowbondsman — John Rhodes; all 
of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 537; File 8477-8478L. 

1794, May 24. Eakin, Nancy, of Burlington Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Samuel Eakin, late of Newcastle, Delaware, dec'd. Said ward 
being out of the Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice 
of Alexander Eakin as her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Mary 
Greenman; both of said Co. Lib, 33, p. 481; File 1153'5C. 

1792, Oct. 17, Earle, John, of Saddle River Twsp., Bergen Co.; 
will of. Daughters, Sarah and Martha, and granddaughter, Mary, 
(daughter of Martha), dec'd wife's clothes. Grandson, John Ford, 
(son of daughter Martha), 20 shillings. Grandson, John Plantain, 
(son of daughter Sarah), 20 shillings. Son, James, remainder of 
estate. Executor — friend, Adrian Post, of Pompton. Witnesses — 
Adrian P. Post, Richard Van Reyper and Isaac Haulenbeck, Proved 
Jan. 23, 1793, Lib. 33, p. 159. 

1793, Jan. 23. Renunciation by Adrian P. Post. 

1793, Jan. 23. Adm'r — James Earle. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius 
Cooper; both of said Co, File 2293B-2295B,-2297B. 

1795, Aug. 8. Earnest, Frederick, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
(name not given), remainder of estate. Executor — John N. Gum- 
ming, Witnesses — Robert Nicholas, George Price, Thomas Griffith. 
Proved Aug. 19, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 485. 

1795, Aug. 19. Renunciation by J. N. Gumming; also by Rachel 
Earnest, the widow, 

1795, Aug. 19. Adm'r — Jabez Parkhurst. Fellowbondsmen — Dr. 
William Burnett and John Parkhurst; all of said Co. 

File 8248-8253G. 

1795, Mar. 23. Earricks, Jacob, of Gloucester Co, Int, Adm'x 
— Deborah Earricks, Fellowbondsman — Daniel Packer; both of said 
Co, Lib. 35, p. 302; File 1936H. 

1790, Mar, 13. Eayre, Habakuk, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Daughters, Martha (wife of John Haines), Priscilla (wife 
of Enoch Haines, Jr.), Anne (wife of Aaron Haines), Mary (widow 
of Joseph Woolston, dec'd), Hannah (wife of Micajah Dobbin) and 
Hope (wife of Shim Oliphant), each a certain division of plantation 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 119 

made by John Burr, observing lines for a road from Persimon corner 
at the foot of the hill. The first 5 above named daughters to have 
the personal estate divided between them. Executor — Joseph Eayre. 
Witnesses — Asa Eayre, Phinehas Kirkbride, John Burr. 

1793, July 6. Codicil. Grandson, Habakuk Haines (son of Aaron 
Haines), being incapble of getting a livelihood, to be given 30 shill- 
ings a year out of land devised to daughter Anne (his mother). Wit- 
nesses — Philip Strieker, Phinehas Kirkbride, Josiah Foster. Proved 
May 31, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 473. 

1794, May 26. Inventory, £85.11.5; made by Solomon Haines and 
Asa Eayre, File 11536C. 

1795, May 4. Eayre, Hezekiah, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Elijah Burdsall. Fellowbondsman — Stacy Budd; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 253. 

1795, May 5. Inventory, £55.8.8; made bv John Bishop and 

Joseph Burr. File 11594C. 

1793, Jan. 12. Eayre, Hosea, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — John Burr, Jr., and Phinehas Kirkbride. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Nehemiah Leeds; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 49. 

1793, Jan. 9. Renunciation by Hannah Eayre, the widow. 

1793, Jan. 15. Inventory, £135.2.3; made by William Burr and 
Joseph Edwards. File 11489C. 

1793, July 26. Eayre, Joseph, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Charity, use of west end of dwelling, £30 a year and 
remainder of personal property. Daughter, Rachel Butterworth, re- 
mainder of income from real estate during her life. Grandson, Joseph 
Eayre Butterworth, plantation whereon I now live, after the decease 
of my wife and said daughter. Granddaughter, Beulah Butterworth, 
lot of meadow near Lumberton and 41 acres in Northampton bought 
of the Adm'rs of Levi Eayre, dec'd. To Habakuk Haines (son of 
Aaron Haines), interest of £20, during his life; pi-incipal to said 
grandchildren after his decease. Executors — wife, Charity, and 
friend. Job Collins. Witnesses — Phinehas Kirkbride, Josiah Foster, 
Philip Strieker. 

1793, Aug. 10. Codicil. Wife, Charity, £35 yearly and the 
meadow bequeathed to granddaughter, Beulah Butterworth. Wit- 
nesses — the same. Proved Sept. 12, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 4. 

1793, Sept. 2. Inventory, £643.9.7; made by Phinehas Kirkbride 
and Lawrence Webster. File 11490C. 

1792, Mar. 20. Eayre, Levi, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Keziah Eayre, Elijah Burdsall and John Deacon. 
Fellowbondsman — William Burr; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 404. 

1792, Mar. 15. Inventory, £303.6.8; made by Job Moore and Will- 
iam Burr. File 11436C. 

1777, June 26. Eckley, Thomas, of Hanover, Morris Co., gentle- 
man; will of. Wife, Mrs. Eckley (late Mrs. Le Conte), £50 (it being 
agreed before marriage, she was to bring none of her principal 
estate, nor to receive any of mine at my decease). Children, Joseph, 
Susanna, Thomas and John, real and personal (in Europe and Amer- 
ica), divided between them when youngest comes of age. Executors 



120 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

— eldest son, Joseph, and friend, Samuel Tuthill, Esq., of Morris- 
town. Witnesses — William Johnes, Domaris Crane, Timothy Johnes. 
Proved Sept. 24, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 318. 

1793, Sept. 18. Renunciation by Joseph Eckley and Samuel Tut- 
hill (executors in will) ; also renunciation by Mary Eckley, the 
widow. 

1793, Sept. 24. Adm'r — Thomas Trafford Eckley and Eli Cook, 
Esq. Fellowbondsman — Prudden Ailing; all of said Co. 

1793, Sept. 12. Inventory, £732.17.6; made by Aaron Mitchel 
and Prudden Ailing. File 818N. 

1792, July 28. Eddey, James, Sr., of Woodbridge Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co., yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Thomas, 15 acres purchased 
of Abraham Johnston; a lot of salt meadow by lands of Timothy 
Bloomfield, Andrew Harriot and James Edgar; also 4 acres of salt 
meadow adjoining the Great Pond (Raritan meadows); he to pay 
£2'5 for same. Sons, James and Samuel, upland and salt marsh on 
east side of road to David Harriot's meadow. Son, William, land 
on west side of road with 12 acres of salt meadow by the river; he 
to pay £225. Daughters, Mary, Jane and Martha Eddey, each a bed, 
the linens given them by their mother (dec'd), and £16. Grand- 
daughter, Rebeckah, £20. Remainder of real and personal estate to 
be sold. The 3 daughters, the residue divided between them. Ex- 
ecutors — son-in-law, Thomas Heath and Thomas Goodfellow. Wit- 
nesses — Abraham Johnson, Thomas Freeman, and James Moores. 
Proved Aug. 27, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 299. 

1792, Aug. 28. Inventory, £372.1.6, made by Ebenezer Ford and 
Henry Sutton. File 8015-8020L. 

1792, Oct. 11. Edwards, John, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Plantation to be sold when children are of age and proceeds 
divided. Wife, Hannah, % of sale of real and % of movables. Sons, 
Joseph and Daniel, each Vs of remainder, when 21. Daughter, De- 
borah, the other \i of remainder, when 18. Executors — wife, Han- 
nah, and Elijah Ware. Witnesses — Edward Fogg, Mary Edwards 
and William Pennington. Proved May 15, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 117. 

1792, Nov. 27. Inventory, £572.19.3%; made by James Wright 
and Allen Congleton. File 2026Q. 

1792, Apr. 18. Egbert, John, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, use of house and furniture, one cow, 
and to be provisioned by son, Paul, while widow. Daughter, Mary 
(now wife of Cornelius Bowman), £40. Daughter, Sarah (now wife 
of Barret Egbert), £40. Son, Paul, home plantation (120 acres); 
also 28 acres of woodland on Bound Mountain; also remainder of 
personal after wife's decease. Other children spoken of, but not 
named, as having already been provided for. Executors — sons, Paul 
and Jacob Egbert. Witnesses — Thos. Reading, James Egbert, Cath- 
erine Cannon. Proved Feb. 5, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 112. 

1793, Dec. 11. Inventory, £406.6.3; made by Joseph Hankinson 
and Joshua Stout. File 1671J. 

1776, Feb. 22. Eick [Eyck], Philip, of Tewkbury Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Eva Christina, sole command of place while 
my widow. My 3 children, Powell, Sophia and Eva, each the same 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 121 

as has been given my other children. Eldest son, George, 10 shill- 
ings in lieu of his birthright. To 3 grandchildren [not named] of 
daughter, Anne, whom she had by her husband Morrice Alpaugh, £15 
each. To 3 grandchildren (children of John Alpaugh by my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth), £15 each. Sons George and William Eick, to act as 
Guardians of the children of daughter, Anne. John Alpaugh to be 
Guardian of the children of daughter, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Joseph 
Shellum and Aaron Lane. Proved May 10, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 317. 

1791, May 10. Renunciation by Eva Christina Eick, the widow. 

1791, May 10. Adm'rs — George Eick and Philip Eick; the same 
being appointed as testator failed to name any executor. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Wickoff, said Co. 

1789, Apr. 24. Inventory, £248.17.5; made by John Wickoff and 
John Haas. 

1793, Aug. 6. Account by Philip Eyck, acting Adm'r, showing 
balance of £326.3.5 for distribution. File 1556J. 

1788, Nov. 22. Eick, Tunis, Sr., of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Katharine, use of whole of estate as long as she 
remains my widow. Son, John, £10. After wife's decease estate to 
be sold, and divided into equal shares between my 2 sons, John and 
Tunis, and my 4 daughters, Margaret, Soviah, Lenah and Katharine. 
(Children not of age.) Sons, John and Tunis, my wearing apparel. 
Should wife remarry estate to be sold; wife Va, and the children the 
other % between them. Executors — son-in-law, Hezekiah Water- 
house and my friend, Samuel Clayton; both of Kingwood Twsp. 
Witnesses — Gabriel Hoff, William Lair, David Everitt. Proved Nov. 
4, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 332. 

1791, Nov. 1. Inventory, £180.12.11, made by Isaac Gray and 
David Everitt. File 1557J. 

1795, May 5. Eicke, John, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Eicke. Fellowbondsman — John Gardner; both 
of said place. Lib. 36, p. 169. 

1795, April 15. Inventory, £162.15.%; made by Henry Rockafel- 
lar and John Gardner. File 1706J. 

1791, May 31. Eldredge, Eli, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Stites. Fellowbondsman — Zebulon Swain; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Eli Townsend and Thomas Shaw. Lib. 32, p. 302. 

1791, June 8. Inventory, £225.7.2; made by Thomas Shaw and 
Richard Townsend. File 548E. 

1793, April 12. Eldredge, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co.; will of. 
Wife Lydia, all household furniture, % of personal property and a 
mulatto woman and child; also use of real estate, while widow; should 
wife marry, % of real estate, and the remaining real and personal 
property to be divided between whatever issue wife may have by me. 
Should wife have no issue, or said issue die before 21, estate to go 
to the following: To Jacob Eldredge (son of brother Jacob), the 
2 plantations whereon testator lives, one bought of Silvia and Samuel 
Jones and the other of brother, Aaron Eldredge (should the said 
Jacob die without issue, Aaron Eldredge (son of brother Aaron), to 
have the Jones plantation; he paying unto James Ewing (son of sis- 
ter Sarah) £50; and Lydia Ewing (daughter of Thomas and Letty 



122 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Ewing), to have the plantation bought of brother Aaron), also to 
said nephew, £100 and remaining part of woodland tract bought of 
Abraham Bennet, 24% acres of woodland bought of Ephraim Ban- 
croft, joining lands of Thomas Ross, Aaron Teal and Jacob Spicer; 
if he dies without issue, Jeremiah Ewing (son of sister Sarah), to 
have said 2 tracts of woodland. To Lydia Ewing (daughter of 
Thomas and Letty Ewing), plantation bought of Thomas Burgess, 
joining lands of Jacob Hughes and testator's brothers, Samuel and 
Aaron Eldredge. To Jeremiah Ewing (son of sister Sarah), part of 
the 10 acres of woodland bought of Abraham Bennet; also 6 acres of 
salt meadow bought of Jonathan Whilldin, westward of Budd's 
Island; also 5 shillings and a release of debts owed to testator; also 
10 acres of woodland bought at Sheriff's sale of Jacob Teal, dec'd, 
joining land of Jonathan Hand and others; also right in 10 acres of 
land at New England Creek and fishery held with Constant Hughes 
and others, bought of Nathan Hand. To Letty Ewing (daughter of 
sister Priscilla), £150. To Aaron Eldredge (son of brother Aaron), 
£100 and 49 acres of woodland bought of the heirs of brother Aaron, 
which joins parsonage land, land of Elijah Hughes, heirs of John 
Hand, Constant Foster and others; also 4% acres of woodland 
bought of Thomas Church, joining Matthew Whilldin and others. To 
James Ewing (son of sister Sarah), £100. To Eliza Ewing (grand- 
daughter of sister Sarah, and daughter of David and cousin Sarah 
Ewing, dec'd), £30, when 18. To Sarah Eldredge and Lydia Ed- 
monds (daughters of brother Aaron), each £20. To Charlott Leam- 
ing, £10. To William Ewing (son of sister Sarah) £20. To the 3 
daughters of brother Jacob, i.e., Mary Smith and Priscilla Shaw, each 
£10 and Sarah Conell, £15. To John Albertson (son of Experience, 
the daughter of brother Samuel), £15, when 21. To Mary Foster 
and Jacob Foster (daughter and son of Constant and Bethia Foster, 
the daughter of brother Samuel), £15 and £10 respectively. To 
Hannah Thomas, Jeremiah and James Thomas (children of Job and 
Hannah Thomas), each £10. Law books and wearing apparel to be 
divided between cousins, Aaron Eldredge and Jacob Eldredge. Old 
negro man and woman (slaves), to be given a comfortable main- 
tenance on home plantation. Letty Ewing to have all of testator's 
right in land that was her mother's and brothers. Negro boy, Wan- 
ton, to be free when 30, which will be Dec. 1, 1802. Residue to be 
divided between wife, Lydia, and Lydia Ewing (daughter of Thomas 
and Letty Ewing). Executors — wife, Lydia, cousin, Aaron Eldredge 
and brother, Thomas Leaming. Witnesses — Ebenezer Newton, Jacob 
Hughes, Thomas Hughes, David Hand and David Hughes. 

1793, Oct. 17. Codicil. Plantation bought of Thomas Burgess 
and bequeathed to Lydia Ewing, to be divided between nephews, 
Aaron Eldredge and Jacob Eldredge, should said Lydia Ewing die 
without issue, and should said Jacob die without issue, his share to 
nephew, Aaron. Bequest of Vz of residue to Lydia Ewing, revoked; 
instead she is to have £30, paid to her mother, Letty Ewing, for the 
use of said Lydia. Wife, Lydia, the remaining part of residue. To 
cousin, Aaron Eldredge, Vz of 8 acres of woodland bought of John 
Hand, Esq., joining lands of Samuel Watson, Jacob Hughes and 
others. To nephew, Jacob Eldredge, the other % of said woodland. 
Witnesses — Ellis Hughes, Robert Edmunds and Robert Parsons. 

1794, Nov. 20. Codicil. Nephew, Jacob Eldredge (son of brother 
Jacob), immediate possession of the plantation bought of brother 
Aaron; the devise to him of the plantation bought Samuel Jones, be- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 123 

ing revoked. Nephew, Aaron Eldredge, the Jones plantation; also 
all other lands devised in will to nephew, Jacob Eldredge, provided 
said Jacob dies without issue; also 10 acres of woodland devised in 
will to Jeremiah Ewing; also plantation devised to Lydia Ewing, 
should she die without issue. Niece Letty Ewing, £50, being sum 
now owed as interest on bond by Jeremiah Ewing; which debt is not 
to be cancelled to him unless said interest is paid. Witnesses — David 
Hand, Robert Parsons and Samuel Watson. Proved May 1, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 171. 

1795, July 25. Inventory, £3051.17.71/2; made by Jacob Hughes 

and Matthew Whilldin. File 62 OE. 

1793, Apr. 24. Eldridge, Noah, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, clock, monies due at time of my de- 
cease, and the use of plantation for bringing up children; then Vs of 
whole estate when daughter, Abigail, is 18. Son, John, £6. Daugh- 
ters, Hannah, Elizabeth, Abigail, Mary and Sarah, other % of estate 
divided between them, when Abigail is 18. Executors — wife, Mar- 
garet, and her brother, Herr Haines. Witnesses — Samuel Fenton, 
John Atkinson and Adin Atkinson. Proved June 3, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 14. 

1793, May 2. Inventory, £684.4.11; made by Daniel Zelley and 
Joshua Newbold. File 11491C. 

1795, Dec, 5. Ellet, Charles and William, of Salem Co. Wards. 
Sons of Charles Ellet, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the wardship 
of their Guardian in Soccage, make choice of John Ellet. Guardian 
— Fellowbondsman — Thomas Sharp. Witnesses — Samuel Dick and 
Joshua Garrison. Lib. 35, p. 330; File 2116Q. 

1795, May 26. Ellis, Bathsheba, of the City and County of 
Burlington, widow of Daniel Ellis, dec'd; will of. Sons, Rowland 
Ellis and Richard Ellis, £1000 (due from dec'd husband's estate) and 
monies due from mother's estate, including £60 in hands of son 
Charles, to be divided between them. To Agnes Treat (wife of Doc- 
tor Samuel Treat), my gold watch. Wearing apparel to be divided 
between 3 daughters-in-law, i.e., Nancy Bloomfield, Sarah Ellis and 
Mary Ellis. Executors — sons, Rowland and Richard. Witnesses — 
William Orr and Thomas Adams. Proved June 15, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 209; File 11595C. 

1793, Jan. 8. Ellis, Daniel, Sr., of the City and County of Burling- 
ton; will of. Wife, Bathsheba, £1,000; also use of house with house- 
hold furniture and meadow by London Bridge, during her life. Son, 
Samuel, £1,200 and what he has already received. Son, Daniel; in- 
come from £1,000 in trust with sons Micajah and Charles; after his 
decease the £1,000 to be divided between all my children then liv- 
ing. Sons, Micajah, Charles and Rowland, each £1,200; what is 
charged on books against sons to be reckoned separately. Son, Rich- 
ard, £1,200, when 21. Negro woman, Pender, to be set free in 1 year 
and given £15. Negro girl, Tenah, to be maintained until 23. To 
the Wardens and Vestrymen of St. Mary's Church, £15. Two deeds 
held in trust, the one from John How for his household furniture, 
and the other from Ellis Wright for a lot of land adjoining the river 
and George Smith's lot, to be conveyed to such persons as Maria 
How (wife of John How) may order. Land held in trust in Glou- 
cester Co. to be conveyed to persons who took them up. Rights in 
shares of Propriety and unlocated lands to be sold. To the Council 



124 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of Proprietors my book that has the accounts of the General Proprie- 
tors stated. Residue of real and personal, and wife's estate after 
her decease, to be equally divided between the 6 sons. Executors — 
sons, Micajah and Charles. Witnesses — Edward Collins, Israel Ton- 
kin, George Sweetman. Proved Sept. 10, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 450. 
1794, Sept. 11. Inventory, £8,292.0.0%; made by Joseph Mc- 
Ilvaine and Joseph Bloomfield. File 11537C. 

1794, July 4. EIH», Samuel, of Bergen Co., farmer; will of. Wife, 
Mary, % of rents and profits of all real estate during her natural 
life. Granddaughters, Mary and Avis Ellis (children of son, Samuel, 
dec'd), £1,500, to be divided between them, when 18. Grandchild, 
Catherine Van Wythe, (daughter of my daughter Mary, dec'd and 
late the wife of Peter Van Why), £500. Grandson, Samuel Ellis 
Ryerson (son of my daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of George Ryer- 
son) £200. To Samuel Ellis Ryley, (son of William Ryley) £200; 
all to be paid when of age. To god-child, Jane, (daughter of Elias 
Burger) £100. To Catharine (wife of Daniel Westervelt, of New 
York City, weaver) the rents and profits of 4 lots now held by me 
by lease from the Corp. of the Episcopal Church of the City of New 
York (lots known as Nos. 1002-1003 in Greenwich St. and Nos. 
1014-1015 Second St.), with buildings thereon, for the term of her 
natural life. Said Catharine Westervelt is separated from her hus- 
band; should she marry, or have further children, the said lots, at 
her decease, to be equally divided between such issue and her two 
daughters, Catharine and Jane Westervelt. To child Catharine 
Westervelt is now pregnant with, if a son. Oyster Island, commonly 
known by the name of Ellis Island, and the boy to be baptized Sam- 
uel Ellis; if the child be a girl, she is to share with the other children 
in said lots. To Catharine Westervelt and her children, farm now 
possessed by her and purchased from Jacob Etsel, in Bergen Co. To 
daughter, Rachel, (wife of John Cooder) % of remainder and resi- 
due of real and personal estate during term of her natural life, free 
of control of her husband, and, after her decease, unto her children, 
Edmund and Rachel, or in equal shares to such issue as she may 
have. Daughter, Elizabeth, (wife of George Ryerson) the other ^ 
part of residue of real and personal estate during term of her life; 
then in equal shares to her children, Samuel, Nautie and Mary, and 
such other issue as she may have. To kinsman, William Ryley, lot 
of ground No. 12 in the City of New York, Washington St.; also £100. 
Executors — Elias Burger, of New York City, dock builder, Simon 
Van Antwerp, of New York City, ironmonger, and William Ryley, 
now living on my Island in the Hudson River. Witnesses — Mar- 
garet Ryley, Abraham Lines, Jr., John Molleneux. Proved July 22, 
1794. (Original will sent by Nehemiah Wade, to be proved in New 
York.) Lib. 32, p. 395. 

1795, Jan. 7. Inventory, £1,1318.17.0, being personal estate of 
Samuel Ellis, at Buls Ferry, Bergen Co.; made by John Cooder and 
George Ryerson. File 3187B. 

1793, Aug. 12. Ellis, Thomas, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Martha Ellis. Fellowbondsman — Amos Sharp; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. '50; File 11492C. 

1793, July 25. Ellison, Lewis, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Lydia Ellison, of said place. Fellowbondsman— ^Joseph 
Thomson, of Freehold, said Co. Lib. S3, p. 254. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 125 

1789, Mar. 31. Inventory, £199.9.1; made by Garret Longstreet 
and Abraham Osborn. File 6863-6866M. 

1792, July 24. Elmer, Daniel, Sr., of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hester, 1 horse and saddle, and % of real and per- 
sonal property during her widowhood. Son, Daniel, V2 of real estate 
to be used for his education, and the remainder, when he is 21. Son, 
Charles, the other % of real estate, when 21. Daughter, Hester, 
residue of personal property when 18. Executors — wife, Hester, 
and Dr. Ebenezer Elmer, Esq. Witnesses — John Hampton, John 
Elmer, James Page. Proved Sept. 15, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 475. 

1792, Aug. 29; Sept, 5. Inventory, £330.11.7; made by Ephraim 
Harris and Reuben Burgin. File 1027F. 

1795, Nov. 28. Elmer, Daniel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Rachel Ray. [Original papers missing — no file for this.] 

Lib. 35, p. 299. 

1793, Apr. 16. Elstun, Ralph, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Will- 
iam Elstun of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the Ward- 
ship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Henry Line, of 
Somerset Co. Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Cole, of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 217; File 7692-7695G. 

1793, July 22. Ely, George, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Ely. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Pidcock; both of Amwell 
Twsp., said Co. Lib. 35, p. 138; File 1629J. 

1789, Nov. 23. Ely, John, Sr., of Windsor, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Deborah, all goods she brought with her at time of marriage; 
also £14 a year while widow. Movable estate to be sold and pro- 
ceeds divided between each of eldest male grandchildren (not 
named). Sons, John, Richard, William, Joshua and Allison, have al- 
ready been given their share of real and personal property. To son, 
Isaac, % of land off west end of home farm and % of land between 
Assanpink brook and the fence (on line that Joseph Skelton run) 
to be taken from west end of said land; also l^ of land reserved for 
a road from Allison's fence to line between Isaac and Allison; he 
paying Mary (wife of Joseph Hutchinson), £25. Son, George, the 
remaining half of the 2 tracts of land; he paying Mary Hutchinson, 
£25. Daughter, Phebe, £5. Executors — sons, Richard, William, 
Josuha, Allison, Isaac and George. Witnesses — William Martin, 
John Chamberlain and Enoch Chamberlain, Proved Mar. 23, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 195. 

1795, Mar. 16. Inventory, £1165.3; John Lawrence and John 
Chamberlain. File 8593-8596L. 

1791, Aug. 18. Ely, Richard, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jemima, use of house, negro wench, Hager, 3 cows, 
2 beds and furniture, and % profits of place during her widowhood. 
Son, Samuel, to farm place until son, Joseph, comes of age. Son, 
John, wearing apparel, and £300 bond giving title in place bought 
from Richard Kinnan; also negro boy, Tom. Son, Samuel, horse 
and colt he now has, negro boy called, Ben, and tract bought from 
Richard Kinnan and Wm. Martin. Daughter, Sarah Hutchinson, 
£100, for which I have Robert's obligation. Daughter, Phebe Ely, 
£100, in son, John Ely's, hands; also bed, etc., 3 cows and 6 sheep. 



126 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Daughter, Mary Norton, £100, in Aaron Ivins' hands. Daughter, 
Jemima Ely, £100, in John Ely's hands; also bed, etc., 3 cows and 6 
sheep. Son, Joseph, west half of home place, and negro boy Bill. 
Son, Aaron, the east half of said place, and negro boy, Dan; they 
or the survivor of either to pay son, Samuel, £100; and Joseph to 
give Aaron Vs profits until he is 21. Residue to be divided among 
children — the girls 1 share each, boys 2 shares each. Executors — 
brother, Allison Ely, and son, Samuel Ely. Witnesses — Thomas 
Ewing, George Ely, Achsa Ely. Proved Sept. 14, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 403. 

1791, Aug. 29. Inventory, £1,269.7.6; made by Edward Taylor 

and Joseph Lawrence. File 64_77-6480M. 

1795, Oct. 21. Emans, Abraham, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Uriah Lane. Fellowbondsmen — Jacob Dodderer and James 
Emans; all of said place. Lib. 36, p. 136. 

1795, Oct. 7. Inventory, £504.3.8; made by Jacob Dodderer and 
William Hankinson. File 628S. 

1785, Oct. 15. Emens, Abraham, Sr., of Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, choice of household goods, 3 cows, 3 sheep, and to 
be maintained by son Abraham. Son, John, part of home plantation 
on north side of brook. Son, Abraham, rest of plantation south of 
brook. Both sons, proprietary right in undivided lands in the East- 
ern Division. Daughter, Ann (wife of George Smith), 3 cows, 1 
table and 1 large pewter platter. Grandson, Abraham (son of son 
Isaac, dec'd), £30 and loom. Granddaughter, Ann (daughter of 
son Isaac, dec'd), 1 feather bed, when 18. Granddaughter, Rebecca 
(daughter of son Isaac), 1 heifer, when 21. Executor — son, Abra- 
ham. Witnesses — John Combs, Jr., Cornelius Schenck, Jacob Quak- 
enbush. Proved May 16, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 246. 

1793, May 14. Inventory, £73.8.0; made by John Combs and 
Jacob Quakenbush. File 6867-6870M. 

1791, May 18. Emens, [Emmans], Nicholas, of Wallpack Twsp., 
Sussex Co. ; will of. Wife, Caterena, use of real and personal dur- 
ing her life. Son, John, 5 shillings as his birthright. Son, Alexan,- 
der, 2 shillings. Daughters, Sarah, Caterena and Elizabeth, each one 
shilling; all being above what they have already received. Son, Dan- 
iel, V2 of lowland and all upland, after decease or re-marriage of 
my wife. Daughter, Sarah, for taking care of my lunatic son, Joseph, 
other half of lowland, and V3 part of orchard. Son, Daniel, personal 
estate after decease of wife. Executors — Abraham Van Campen, 
Esq., and Jacob Rosekranse, Esq. Witnesses — Robert Lockerly, 
Abraham Van Campen, Jr., Abraham Brokaw. Proved June 18, 
1791. Lib. 35, p. 39. 

1791, May 31. Inventory, £123.0.6, made by Daniel Decker and 
John Mushback. File 410S. 

1794, Oct. 30. Emery, Ann, Peter, Jr. and Catherine, of Lebanon 
Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Wards. Children of Peter Emery, black- 
smith, of said place, dec'd. On petition of George Gearhart, of La- 
banon Twsp., said Co.; he being the father of the widow of said 
Peter Emery, and that she is likewise deceased; therefore asks for 
the guardianship of his said grandchildren. Guardian — George Gear- 
hart. Fellowbondsman — Harbert Hommer, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., 
said Co. Lib. 36, p. 170. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 127 

1806, Oct. 22. Account of George Gearhart, Guardian. 

File 1672J. 

1794, Oct. 6. Emery, Peter, Jr., of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Jacob Emery and Michael Shirts, Jr., farmers. 
Fellowbondsman — Peter Emery, blacksmith; all of said place. 

Lib. 35, p. 138. 

1794, Sept. 22. Caveat against granting Letters of Administra- 
tion, until Elizabeth Emery (widow of dec'd Peter), who is now 
sick, shall apply for that purpose. Signed — J. Smith, Attorney. 

1794, Oct. 1. Inventory (personal) £604.04.111/^ and book ac- 
counts, £132.10.81/4; made by Dr. John Grandin and John Vanfleet. 

1795, Oct. 6. Account by the Adm'rs. File 1673J. 

1795, May 27. Emley, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Robert Emley and Joseph King. Fellowbondsman — David McFer- 
son; all of Kingwood Twsp., said Co. Lib. 36, p. 170. 

1795, June 15. Inventory, £1531.13.6; made by David McFerson, 
Benjamin Guile and Jeremiah King. 

1796, May 4. Petition of Gersham Mott, of said Co., for division 
of lands of John Emley, dec'd. That said John Emley died without 
issue; the petitioner being a son of Elizabeth Mott, dec'd, a sister of 
said John Emley, and thereof one of the next of kin. 

1796, May 4. Petition of William Van Horn, of said Co., for di- 
vision of lands of said John Emley, dec'd ; among the respective heirs 
at law, i.e., one brother, Robert Emley, 2 sisters, Sarah (wife of 
Aaron Watson) and Rebecca (now widow of Daniel Potts) ; also, 
Sarah (only child of William Emley, dec'd, a brother of said John 
Emley, dec'd), the children of Elisha Emley, dec'd (a brother), the 
children of Lucia Van Horn (a sister), the children of Elizabeth 
Mott, and the children of Nancy Forman. Whereas a number of 
the heirs are under 21 yeai's of age, the petitioner (son of Lucia 
Van Horn, dec'd), prays that a commission be appointed for the pur- 
pose of effecting said division. 

1796, Nov. 8. Report of Silas Condict, one of the committee ap- 
pointed by the Orphans' Court for division of lands; that the peculiar 
situation of the estate of said John Emley, dec'd, makes legislative 
aid necessary. 

1796, Nov. 7. Petition to the Legislative Council and General As- 
sembly, signed by Robert Emley, Aaron Watson, Sarah Watson, Re- 
becca Potts, Aaron Forman, Edward T. Forman, John E. Forman, 
Ruth Mott, Lucy Mott, Mary Mott and Sarah Emley (heirs at law of 
said John Emley, dec'd), that a law be passed appointing Trustees 
to sell and convey all real estate of the said John Emley; also to re- 
ceive deeds and to give deeds to persons who have purchased of him. 
That the said John Emley left real estate amounting to about six or 
seven thousands pounds to be divided between his 3 brothers and 5 
sisters and their heirs; some of the brothers and sisters being de- 
ceased. Real estate consists of improved farm of 300 acres in Alex- 
andria Twsp., said Co., with large mansion house, kitchen, office, 
barn, stables, coach house, hovels, barracks and other buildings; also 
3 farms and 2 lots in Kingwood Twsp., said Co., and 2 lots in Bethle- 
hem Twsp., said Co.; also a grist and oil mill in Lebanon Twsp., said 
Co., and a lot of unimproved land in Morris Co. That John Emley, 
in his life time, did sell several pieces of land to: i.e.. Garret Coven- 
hoven, Peter Wycoff, Cornelius Hoff and John Allen ; also a grist and 



128 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

oil mill to Bartles and Worts, and a tanyard to John Ganow, on 
which sales part of purchase money was paid. Also, one of the farms 
(148 acres) in Bethlehem Twsp., was purchased by said John Emley 
of Henry Cuyler, dec'd, and the deed to be made for same by James 
Parker and Abraham Ogden, Trustees to said Cuyler, on which a 
balance is due. That Bartles and Worts, who had purchased the 
grist and oil mill, have both left the state, and have conveyed their 
right to another person. Also due to the minority of several of the 
heirs and the above reasons, a special Trustee should be appointed. 

1797, Feb. 7. Robert Emley and Joseph King, appointed Trustees, 
by order of the Committee; signed by Elisha Walton. 

1797, Nov. 17. Release and Refunding Bond of Sarah Emley and 
Elizabeth Olden, of Alexandria Twsp., said Co., for £78.13.9.; for 
their share of personal. Witness — Mary Emley. 

1797, Nov. 17. Release and Refunding Bond of Rebecca Potts 
and John Potts, of Kingwood Twsp., said Co., for £78.13.9; for their 
share of personal. Witnesses — Gersham Mott and Ruth Mott. 

1797, Nov. 23. Release and Refunding Bond of Ruth Mott, Lucy 
Mott and Evan Runyan, of Kingwood Twsp., said Co., for £39.6.10; 
being for their share of personal. Witnesses — Isaac Warrack and 
Nancy Baldwin. 

1797, Dec. 7. Release and Refunding Bond of Samuel Holcomb, 
Joseph Reading, Jr. and Henry Gilbert, of the Twsp. of Amwell, said 
Co., for £49.1.8; being their share or % part of the personal estate. 
Witness — Imla Drake. 

1798, May 30. Release and Refunding Bond of Lucy Mott and 
Evan Runyan, of Kingwood Twsp., said Co., for £13.2.4 (being the 
share of William Mott, who being adult and not capable of taking 
care of himself). Witness — Mary Emley. 

1798, Jan. 9. Release and Refunding Bond of Gersham Mott, of 
Chatbum, Alexandria Twsp., said Co., for £13.2.4.; for his share of 
personal estate. Jonas Chatburn — Surety, Witness — Mary Emley. 

1799, Nov. 28. Release and Refunding Bond of John E. Forman, 
of Kingwood Twsp., said Co., for £79.18; being % share of personal. 
Surety — Ralph Guild. Witness — Jacob Hull. File 1707J. 

1794, Oct. 29. Emmans, Jeromas, of Readington Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co. Int. Adm'rs — Joseph Hankinson and Cornelius Emmans, 
of said place. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Groff, of Amwell Twsp., 
said Co., farmer. Lib. 35, p. 139. 

1794. Oct. 3. Inventory, £271.16.3; made by Samuel GrofF and 
Tunis Quick, Jr. 

1796, May 6. Account by the Adm'rs. File 1674J. 

1792, Apr. 28. England, Thomas, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Daniel England. Fellowbondsman — Aquilah Barber; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 443. 

1792, Apr. 26. Inventory, £43.18.10; made by Aquilah Barber 
and John Smith. File 1810H. 

1793, Oct. 9. Engle, John, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Cornelius Albertson and John Freas, Jr. Fellowbondsman — John 
Freas, Sr., and Paul Engle; all of said place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 842. 

1793, Oct. 8. Inventory, £206.2.7; made by Peter Belles and 
William Sutton. File 555S. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 129 

1793, Nov. 25. Engle, William, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Jane Engle and Jacob Engle. Fellowbondsman — Paul 
Engle; all of Knowlton, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 341. 

1793, Nov. 1. Inventory, £126.7.10; made by Cornelius Albertson 
and John Teeple. File 574S. 

1793, Mar. 30. English, Elizabeth, of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co., will of. Granddaughter, Elizabeth English, wearing 
apparel, 6 large and 6 small silver spoons, household furniture 
and £100 with interest to day she marries, or is 21. Grandson, James 
English, £100 with interest, when 21. Son, Robert, remainder of 
estate both real and personal. Executor — Henry Harper. Witnesses 
— Margaret Clark, Eunice Montgomery. Proved Apr. 24, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 240. 

1794, Jan. 18. Inventory, £28.5.3., of goods left to grandchildren, 
children of son Robert English; made by Alexander Montgomery and 
William Thompson. File 6871-6878M. 

1791, Aug. 4. English, Joseph, Sr., of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Peter Ellis and Samuel Woolman, of Mansfield Twsp., said Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas Bunting, of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 182. 

1791 Aug. 8. Inventory, £315.9.1, made by Philip Bowne and 
John Folwell. File 11379C. 

1795, June 19. Eoff, Jacob, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, both real and personal estate while widow, 
and Va should she marry. Daughter, Mary Stul (wife of John Stul), 
income of % of estate should wife marry, with annual income of all 
estate after wife's decease, during her life; then to be divided among 
her issue. Executors — wife, Sarah, and friend, William McEowen. 
Witnesses — Matthew Lane, Robert Eoff, Abraham Brown. Proved 
Nov. 26, 1795. Lib. 33, p. '533, File 974R. 

1794, Sept. 30. Erickson, John, Jr., of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Michael Erickson, Jr. and Thomas Geran. Fellowbondsman — 
Michael Erickson, Sr. ; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 424. 

1794, Sept. 29. Inventory, £59.10.0; made by Aaron Brewer, 
Stephen Barkalow and James Johnson. File 7037-7042M. 

1793, June 1. Estell, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Estell. Fellowbondsmen — Samuel Stell and Benjamin 
Treen; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 99; File 1848H. 

1792, Dec. 28. Estlack, Thomas, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Estate to be equally divided between, mother, brothers 
and sisters, i.e., Sarah Estlack, Hezekiah Estlack, Francis Estlack, 
and Mary Cozens, wife of Nathan Cozens. Executor — friend, Jef- 
fery Clark, Esq. Witnesses — Michael Turner and Uriah Paul. 
Proved Jan. 14, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 70. 

1793, Jan. 5. Inventory, £506.15.10; made by David Brown and 
Nathan Paul. File 1849H. 

1783, Feb. 8. Evens, Jacob, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co., 
farmer; will of. Daughters, Mary and Esther Evens, each to have 
a bed and bedding and £150, when 18; also the privilege of house 
and garden while single or in case of their widowhood. Son, Thomas, 



130 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

remainder of personal property and all real estate. Executors — 
son, Thomas Evens, and friend, Samuel Allinson. Witnesses — Joseph 
Heulings, William Troth, Paul Troth. Proved Mar. 1, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 173. 

1791, Feb. 23. Inventory, £473.7.7, made by William Troth and 
Samuel Evans. File 11380C. 

1793, Mar. 20. Evens, Lewis, Jr., of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of Lewis Evens of Woodbridge, said Co., dec'd. Said w^ard being 
out of the Wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of 
Ebenezer Ford, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Bloomfield. 

Lib. 33, p. 232; File 8181-8184L. 

1792, Dec. 20. Everes, (Everson), Barret, of the Township and 
County of Bergen; will of. Wife, Jane, V2 of personal property and 
Vz of proceeds from sale of land for bringing up son, Jacob. Son, 
Jacob, the other half of proceeds from land, and V2 of personal, 
when 21. (Land under lease from Myndard Garrebrantse). Execu- 
tors — brother, Jacob Evertson, and friend, Mathew Newkirk, (son 
of Powles Newkirk). Witnesses — John Everson, Daniel Cock and 
John Outwater. Proved Jan. 23, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 162; File 2299B. 

1793, Dec. 9. Everet, William, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Milesent Everet and Morrison Beardsley. Fellowbondsman 
— Augustine Anderson; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 341. 

1793, Dec. 5. Inventory, £63.18.0; made by John Willson and 
Augustine Anderson. File 556S. 

1795, Jan. 22. Everett, Ezekiel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x 
Martha Everett. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Inslee; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 200. 

1794, Nov. 25. Inventory, £362.1.6; made by Joseph Inslee. 

Lib. 35, p. 200; File 8587-8'592L. 
1794, Aug. 6. Evernham, William, of Springfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Unity, all household goods and what was her 
property before our marriage. Daughter, Elizabeth Evernham, chest 
of drawers that v/as her mother's. Wife and 6 children, i.e., Sarah, 
William, Elizabeth, Benjamin, John and Samuel, each an equal share 
of estate; the sons when 21; the daughters when 18. Executors — 
wife. Unity, and friend, John Ridgway. Witnesses — Joshua New- 
bold, Thomas Rakestraw, Hannah Egley. Proved Oct. 14, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 482. 

1794, Oct. 13. Inventory, £365.4.0; made by Daniel Zelley and 
Joshua Newbold. File 11538C. 

1795, Dec. 30. Ewan, William, of Chester Twsp., Burlington. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Ewan. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Newton; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 254. 

1795, Dec. 8. Inventory, £31.12.3; made by George French ana 
Joseph Newton. File 11596C. 

1788, May 7. Farow, William, of Little Eggharbour Twsp., 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, 2 beds, with furniture. 
One grey mare, 2 cows and calves, 4 sheep, 6 pewter plates, 2 pewter 
platters, articles of furniture and use of best room. Daughter, Sarah, 
(wife of Moses Robins), 1 cow and calf, 2 sheep and V4, of 16 acres 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 131 

of cedar swamp purchased of David Jacques, together with deed for 
14 of plantation adjoining John Cavilleer's plantation, already con- 
veyed by deed. Daughter, Martha (wife of Solomon Leeds), 1 cow 
and calf, 2 sheep; also % part of home plantation and ^A of cedar 
swamp. Daughter, Ann Farrow, i/4 part of home plantation and V4. 
part of cedar swamp; also room in house while single. Daughter, 
Margaret Fanow, M part of home plantation containing the house, • 
joining land given to her sister Ann on the one side and to join Will- 
iam Johnson's land on the other side; also % part of cedar swamp. 
To daughters, Ann and Margaret, residue of live-stock, farming 
utensils and movable estate, to be divided between them. Executors 
— wife, Margaret and son-in-law, Moses Robbins. Witnesses — John 
Cavileer, Jonathan Johnson, George Edwards. Proved Sept. 9, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 234. 

1795, Sept. 5. Inventory, £191.14.7; made by Jonathan Johnson 

and William Weatherby. File 11597C. 

1785, Jan. 12. Farrand, Bethuel, of Pequanack Twsp., Morris 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rhody, use of V3 of real estate during her life. 
Lot of land purchased of Amos Young to be sold. Sons, Daniel, 
Nathan, Moses, Samuel and Bethuel, an equal share of land, when 
21; Nathan to have house bought of the Adm'rs of Joseph Kitchell, 
Jr., (land on Rockaway River adjoining land of Justin Gould.) 
Daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah and Rebecca, each £30, when 18. Ex- 
ecutors to be in charge of children; sons, Samuel, Moses and Bethuel 
to be put to trades; and daughters, Hannah and Rebecca, to be 
placed in some good place to be brought up. Executors — Phinehas 
Farrand and Aaron Kitchell. Witnesses — Jacob Gould, Amos Young, 
Caleb Gould. Proved July 1, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 147. 

1794, June 27. Inventory, £169.16.2; made by Jonathan Gains 
and John Hennion. File 843N. 

1791, Dec. 12. Farrand, James, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Charlotte Farrand, Enos Farrand and John Dodd. Fellow- 
bondsmen — John Morris and Samuel Ward; all of Newark, said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 506. 

1792, July 2. Inventory, £92.17.11, made by Moses Farrand and 
Samuel Dodd. File 7240-7249G. 

1794, Feb. 6. Fearclo [Fairclo], Thomas, of Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Isaac Fearclo. Fellowbondsman — William Liddel; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 157. 

1794, Feb. 6. Renunciation by Kezia Fearclo, the widow. 

File 844N. 

1795, Aug. 10. Fenimore, David, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son 
of Joseph Fenimore, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Paul Wil- 
merton. Guardian — Paul Wilmerton. Fellowbondsman — Uriah Cos- 
till; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 257; File 11599C. 

1791, May 17. Fenimore, Hannah, of Burlington Twsp. and Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Philip White, all real estate, daughter, Mary 
Fenimore, all personal estate, which is to be sold and money put 
to interest for her bringing up. Executor — brother, Henry Kail. 
Witnesses — Ellis Wright, John Erwin and Abraham Scott. Proved 
July 6, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 138. 



132 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1791, July 6. Inventory, £117.00.7; made by Joseph Scott and 
Abraham Scott. File 11381C. 

1795, June 23. Fenimore, Joseph, of Willingborough Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co. Int. Adm'rs — Timothy Bishop and Abraham Fenimore. 
Fellowbondsman — Richard Smith. Lib. 35, p. 251. 

1795, July 2. Inventory, £706.14.; made by Robert Lucas and 
Paul Wilmerton. File 11598C. 

1795, Aug, 13. Fenimore, Richard and Daniel C, of Burlington 
Co. Wards. Children of Joseph Fenimore, of said Co., dec'd, (under 
14). Guardian — Isaac Fenimore. Fellowbondsman — Timothy Bishop ; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 257; File 11599C. 

1795, Aug. 11. Fenimore, Samuel Perkins, of Burlington Co. 
Ward. Son of Joseph Fenimore, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of 
William Deacon. Guai'dian — William Deacon. Fellowbondsman — 
Abraham Fenimore. Lib. 35, p. 257; File 11599C. 

1793, Nov. 29. Fenimore, Sarah, of Burlington Co. Ward. 
Daughter of John Fenimore, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out 
of the wardship of her guardian in Soccage; makes choice of Na- 
thaniel Parker as her guardian. Fellowbondsman — John Fort; both 
of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 55; File 11493C. 

1795, Apr. 15. Ferrill, Catharine, of Essex Co, Ward, Said ward 
having personal estate. Guardian — John Ferrill. (No original papers 
on file). Lib. 33, p, 502, 

1794, Feb. 21. Fetters, Charles, of Willingborough Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co. Int. Adm'r — Charles W. Fetters. Fellowbondsman — 
Uriah Costill; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 480. 

1794, Feb. 25. Inventory, £15.16.4; made by Uriah Costill. 

File 11'539C. 

1791, Oct. 14. Field, Michael, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Nelly, all household furniture, plate, goods and chattels, 
except my mill utensils; all my negroes, both old and young, and 
£1,200; also use of all real estate during her life. To brother, 
Richard Field, £150. To cousin, Jeremiah Van Deventer, £100. 
Cousin, Jacob Van Deventer, £4()0. Cousin, John Pool, Jr., £300. 
To Mary Ten Eyck, (daughter of my brother) Jeremiah Field, £100. 
To Mary Covenhoven and Elizabeth Clark (daughters of my brother, 
John Field) £100 each. To Anne Wortman (daughter of my brother, 
Richard Field), £100. To Michael Garrish, (grandson of my sister, 
Hannah, dec'd), £400, when 21. To Trustees of the Presbyterian 
Congregation of Boundbrook, £500, to be put to interest, and 
interest used for supporting the Gospel; also £500 for a free school; 
which is to be put to interest until such school may be erected by 
the Presbyterian Congregation of Boundbrook; also my executors 
are to give said Church an additional £100, to be disposed of for the 
benefit of the church. Michael Garrish (sister's grandson), to be 
supported and given schooling, and, when of suitable age put out to 
learn a trade. Residue of bonds or bank notes to be equally divided 
between all my brothers' sons that shall be alive at my decease, and 
Michael Garrish. After wife's decease, real estate to be sold, and 
an additional £400 given to the Presbyterian Congregation of 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 133 

Bouiidbrook. Residue from sale of land to brothers' sons (not 
named) and Michael Garrish. Executors — wife, Nelly Field, James 
Van Duyn and Abraham Staats. Witnesses — Azariah Coon, Michael 
Gordon, Sussannah Kelly. Proved Feb. 13, 1792. 

Lib. 32. pp. 513, 517. 
1792, Feb. 14. Inventory by Jacob De Groot and Joseph Black- 
ford, £7,935.16.1, including bonds and notes against, John Field, 
William Lane, Richard Field, Sr., Tobias Van Norden, Jacques 
Voorhees, John Bray, John Sebring, Jr., Tunis Van Middlesworth, 
Isaac Clarkson, Thomas Vail, Peter Van Norden, Jeremiah Clark, 
Peter Harpending, Jacob Buys, Jacob Foster, John Powers, John 
Pool, Jr.; Robert Cannaday, Jacob Van Deventer, Godfrey Rein- 
heart. [Book accounts and bad debts also fully stated]. 

File 8021-8024L, 8465-8476L. 

1794, Apr. 12. Fields, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Williams Fields and Joseph Sherred. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Lowrey; all of Alexandria Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 140; File 1675J. 

1792, July 30. Finch, Jabez, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. 

Adm'rs — Sarah Finch, the widow, and Jacob Feagles, Jr., of 

Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y. Fellowbondsman — Thos. Armstrong, of 

Newtown, said Co. Lib. 34, p. 170. 

1792, Aug. 20. Inventory, £201.16.8, made by Daniel Flanagan 
and Thos. Armstrong. File 525S. 

1795, Dec. 9. Finley, John H., of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Abraham Sperling. Fellowbondsman — John Bray. 

Lib. 35, p. 199; File 8605-8606L. 
1774, Mar. 18. Fish, Isaac, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Grace, a room in house, and 1 acre of son Isaac's 
part for her use while my widow. Son, William, part of plantation 
bounded by lands of Thomas Hobkins, Peter Clement and Delaware 
River, when 21. Son, Shadrach, 10 acres, off William's land, 
when 21. Son, Isaac, remainder of plantation. Daughter, Rebecca 
Fish, £3'5, when 24. Daughters, Esther Fish and Elinor Fish, each 
£35, when 21. Sons, Mashach and Jasper, each £50, when 21; paid 
by son Isaac. Son, Jasper, the land devised to sons, William and 
Shadrach, should either of them die before 21. Son, Mashach, land 
devised to son, Isaac, if he dies before 21. Wife to receive rents 
and profits of farm until son, Isaac, is of age; when personal 
property is to be sold and proceeds divided between sons, William, 
Isaac and Shadrach. Executors — wife, Grace, and son, Isaac. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Van Leer, Joseph Stokes, John Benner. Proved 
Feb. 8, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 77; File 1850H. 

1793, Mar. 20. Fithian, Daniel, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rhodah, use of estate to bring up the children; 
then a settlement to be made between her and the children's 
Guardian; each male child, 2 shares, and each female child, 1 share. 
(Childrens' names not given.) Guardian of the children, friend, 
Ephraim Brick. Executrix — wife Rhodah. Witnesses — Michael 
Swing and James Ogden. Proved Apr. 29, 1793. Lib. 33. p. 126, 

1793, Apr. 17. Inventory, £116.2.6; made by Amos Westcott, and 
James Ogden. File 1043F. 

1791, Aug. 21. Fithian, Jonathan, of Fairfield Township, Cumber- 



134 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

land Co., tailor; will of. Field opposite house to be sold to pay 
debts. Wife, Lydia, a bed, bedding, red chest and Bible, and 50 
pounds of salt pork. Daughter, Rebeckeh, all my estate both real 
and personal, and % of the plantation to be rented for her use. 
Executor — brother. Lot Fithian and Rebecca Fithian. Witnesses — 
Joseph Linsey, David Fithian. Proved Sept, 17, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 266. 

1791, Aug. 29. Inventory, £56.13.1, made by James Ogden and 
Joseph Linsey. File 1015F. 

1792, Feb. 2. Fitz Randolph, Benjamin, of Hatford, Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Reuben Fitz Randolph. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Randolph; both of said place. Lib. 34, p. 345. 

1792, Mar. 6. Inventory, £289.19.11; made by Reuben Randolph 
and Amos Pharo. File 6751-6756M. 

1791, Apr. 28. [Fitz] Randolph, Ephraim of Piscataway Twsp., 
Middlesex Co., will of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Son, 
Lewis, £100. Son, Stelle, £300. Daughters, Elizabeth and Mercy, 
each £20. Daughter, Isabella, £30. Daughter, Rachel, £15. The 2 
sons, the residue. Executors — sons, Lewis and Stelle, and sonrin-law, 
Hezekiah Smith. Witnesses — Ephraim Pyatt, Oliver Stelle, Mary 
Fitz Randolph. Proved Nov. 20, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 223. 

1793, Nov. 19. Inventory, £365.3.3; made by George Drake and 
Ephraim Pyatt. File 8253-8258L. 

1795, Feb. 4. Fitz Randolph, Ephraim, of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, £400; also negro woman, negro boy, rid- 
ing chair, 2 cows and household furniture and 2 rooms in house 
while widow. Sons, Isaac and Stelle, home plantation and mills; 
they to provide for their mother and to pay son, Lewis, £350. (Sons, 
Stelle and Lewis not of age.) Son, Benjamin, land on the Plains 
bought of brother, Jacob Randolph and 5 acres of woodland, father 
Joseph Randolph gave testator; also £150. Executors — wife Rachel 
and brothers Samuel and Daniel F. Randolph. Witnesses — ^John 
Bartholemew, William Lupardus and Francis Drake. Proved Dec. 
31, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 186. 

[1798, Jan. 16, ?] Inventory, £1,135.9.2; made by Samuel Drake 
and Richard Hollom. File 8677-8678L,9419-9422L. 

1794, June 18. Fitz Randolph, David, Justus, Isaac and Rhoda, of 

Somerset Co. Wards. Children of Gilbert Fitz Randolph, of said 
Co., dec'd. On petition of Mary Fitz Randolph (the mother), that 
a guardian be appointed for her said children. Guardian — Ezra 
Woodden. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Smalley; both of Bametts Town, 
Somerset Co. Lib. 33, p. 449; File 967R. 

1793, Oct. 28. Fitz Randolph, Gilbert, of Bernardstown, Somerset 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary Fitz Randolph, of said place and Abraham 
Dunham, of Piscataway. Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah Fitz Randolph, 
of Elizabeth, Essex Co. Lib. 33, p. 274. 

1793, Oct. 23. Inventory, £623.8.5; made by Jonathan Ayers 
and Jacob Fitz Randolph. File 922R. 

1794, Ausr. 18. Fitz Randolph, James and Peter, of Somerset Co. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 136 

Wards. Sons of Gilbert Fitz Randolph, of said Co., dec'd. On 
petition of said wards Ezra Woodden was appointed their Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — David Smalley; both of Barnetts Town, said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 449; File 966R. 

1794, Dec. 29. Fitzrandolph, Doctor John, of Bernardstown. 
Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Smalley. Fellowbondsman — Jacob 
Lewis, both of said place. Lib. 33, p. 448; File 938R. 

1795, May 4. Fitz Randolph, Molleson, of Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, one horse, 2 cows, household goods and to be pro- 
vided for by son Asa; also sons, Nehemiah, Reune and A.sa, each 
to pay her £7 yearly. Granddaughter, Sarah Dunn (wife of Phinias 
Dunn), piece of salt meadow on east side of Little Creek. Grand- 
daughter, Osee Fitz Randolph, 50 acres bought of Joseph Campbell 
(whereon my son David built) and 1 cow, when 18. Remainder of 
estate to be equally divided between all my heirs (not named). 
Executors — sons, Nehemiah and Reune Fitz Randolph and son-in- 
law, Ephraim Drake. Witnesses — Gersham Dunn, Joslin Shekleworth 
and Roda Soper. Proved Dec. 28, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 190. 

1795, Dec. 21. Inventory, £128.14.0; made by Reune Runyon and 
Abraham Cornell. File 8679-8688L. 

1795, Mar. 12. Fitz Randolph, Nathaniel, Jr., of Middlesex Co. 
Ward. Son of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, of said Co., dec'd; makes 
choice of John Conway as his guardian. Fellowbondsman — Walter 
K. Cook; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 202; File 8689-8692L. 

1792, Feb. 16. Fitz Randolph, Thomas, of Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Abraham Dunham and Bazillai Fitz Randolph. Fellow- 
bondsman — Benj. Foster. Lib. 34, p. 315; File 8115-8116L. 

1792 Jan. 6. Flago, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — Susan- 
nah Flago. Fellowbondsman — Conrad Bowman; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 182. 

1791, Dec. 27. Inventory, £77.14.0, made by John Middleton 
and Caleb Evans. File 11437C. 

1792, Feb. 29. Fleet, Thomas, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Anna Fleet. Fellowbondsman — Peter Johnston ; both of said 
place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 344. 

1791, Mar. 28. Inventory, £197.6.9; made by William Herbert and 
Peter Johnson. File 6707-6712M. 

1792, June 16. Flemming, William, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Elenor, to be supported by other legatees, 
during her life. Daughters, Elenor McDannel and Martha Flemming, 
each 20 shillings. Grandson, William Flemming, Jr., wagon, plough, 
black horse, one mare and cow bought from John Crawford. Grand- 
daughter, Martha Flemming, a black and white heifer. Residue 'to 
be divided between daughter, Martha Flemming, grandson, William 
Flemming, granddaughter, Martha Flemming, grandson, Melkim 
Flemming and granddaughter, Rebekah Flemming. (Grand children, 
with exception of William, all under age.) Executors — daughter, 
Martha Flemming and grandson, William Flemming. Witnesses — 
Mathias Abel, John Crawford and Jacob Bonnel. Proved Feb. 4, 
1795. Lib. 36, p. 138. 



i36 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Feb. 7. Inventory, £101.8.3; made by John Chamberlin 
and John Crawford. 

1796, Feb. 4. Account made by William Fleming, one of the 
Executors. File 17 08 J. 

1794, Dec. 16. Fletcher, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Fletcher. Feliowbondsman — Jonathan Marker; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 80. 

1794, Dec. 8. Inventory, £127.8.1; made by Jonathan Harker. 

File 1889H. 

1793, Dec. 2, Flo<^-k, Matthais, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Admr's — Barbara Flock, of said Co., and Martin Swartzwelder, of 
Sussex Co. Feliowbondsman — Christopher Kern, of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 156. 

1793, Nov. 30. Inventory, £120.3.3; made by Matthias Dufford 
and Chi'istopher Kern. i-ile 819N. 

1792, Oct. 23. Florance, Simon, of Somerset Co., (late of Cape 
Francois, on the Island of Hispaniola) ; will of. To cousin, John 
Baptist Philip Antoine, all my estate both here and in the West 
Indies. Executors — friend, Louis Poerson and John Baptist Philip 
Antoine. Witnesses — Joseph Huban, Lewis Blaize, Jr. Proved Nov. 
10, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 99; File 899R. 

1784, April 18. Foord (Ford), Mary, of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co., widow of Charles Foord; will of. To cousin, Catharine Wright, 
£5. To Anna Martin (daughter of David Wright, now wife of 
James Martin), y2 of real and personal. To Cambell Dunham (son 
of Daniel and Catharine Dunham), the other V2 of real and per- 
sonal, when 21; should he die before becoming of age, his share 
to Catharine Wright (daughter of David Wright). Executors — John 
Arnold (son of Bowley Arnold) and Henry Sutton; both of Piscata- 
way. Witnesses — John Sutton, Henry Sutton, Jr. and Priscilla 
Sutton. Proved July 17, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 131; File 8607-8608L. 

1787, Sept. 5. Foord (Ford), Thomas, of Windsor Twsp., Mid- 
dlesex Co., will of. Wife, Ann, a horse and side saddle, 1 cow, and 
all household goods she brought with her; also privileges of the 
house, pasture, etc., and % of the profits of plantation while she 
remains my widow. Son, Stephen, use of plantation for 10 years 
after my decease. Grandson, Thomas Ford, (son of son, Stephen), 
the plantation whereon I now live at the expiration of 10 years after 
my decease; he paying debts and legacies. To daughter, Margaret 
Webster, £5. Daughter, Martha Appleton, £5. Granddaughter, 
Sarah Ford, £5. Moveables to be sold to pay debts. Executors — son, 
Stephen Ford, and grandson, Thomas Ford. Witnesses — Van Room 
Robins, Daniel Hendrickson, Robt. Lawrence. Proved Mar. 21, 1791. 

1787, Dec. 5. Codicil. Having failed to mention grandson, James 
Ford, to him £300, to be paid by his brother Thomas, when he comes 
into possession of plantation. Lib. 32, p. 429. 

1791, Mar. 10. Inventory, £89.12.9, made by Vanroom Robins 
and David Rulon. File 7769-7770L, 8193-8194L. 

1793, Nov. 23. Ford, Daniel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah F'ord. Feliowbondsman — Laurence McCoy; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 101. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 137 

1793, Nov. 4. Inventory, £255.15.6; made by Wm. White and 
Daniel Sutherland. File 18'51H. 

1793, Jan. 15. Ford, William, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
iemina Ford and Samuel Denman. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Ford; 
All of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 331. 

1793, Jan. 2. Inventory, £86.1.6; made by Jacob Howell, Moses 
Kitchel and Jedrethrin Day. File 820N. 

1787, June 13. Forman, Elizabeth, of New Hanover, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, Thomas, money he owes me. Son, Isaac, a roan 
horse. Son, William, to be apprenticed to learn a trade; also rent 
from his plantation, after he is 18. Daughter, Sarah, best bed, 1 
large looking glass, 6 Windsor chairs, 1 pair of brass tipped hand- 
irons, a card table and chest of drawers; also rents from house in 
Arneytown, (in order to educate sons, Isaac and William), until 
William is 21. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Pancoast, 1 bed and £10, 
when 18. Daughters, Rebecca Pancoast, Elizabeth Warwick and 
Sarah Forman, the remainder and residue, divided between them. 
Executors — son, Thomas Forman, and daughter Sarah Forman. 
Witnesses — Joseph Williams, Charles Jones, Richard Potts. Proved 
Nov. 27, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 401. 

1792, Nov. 11. Inventory, £323.5.; made by Richard Potts and 
Isaac Bullock. File 11438C. 

1792, July 9. Forman, Samuel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jonathan Forman, of said place. Fellowbondsman — 
Jonathan Rhea, of Freehold, said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 344; File 6713-6714M. 

1793, Dec. 7. Forrest, Sarah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Robert 
Forrest, John Clarke and Morris Hetfield. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Shute; all of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 216; File 7696-7699G. 

1793, Mar. 1. Forrester, John, Sr., of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — John Forrester. Fellowbondsman — Silus Walters; 
both of said place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 314. 

1793, Feb. 23. Renunciation by Ann Forrester, the widow, and 
by Peter Forrester, the eldest son, with request that the next son, 
John Forrester, Jr., be made Adm'r. Witnesses — Silus Walters and 
William Pew. 

1793, Feb. 23. Inventory, £167.12.10; made by Silus Walters and 
William Pew. 

1795, May 8. Account by John Forrester, the Adm'r. 

File 1630 J. 

1793, Oct. 31. Fort, Marmaduke, of Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, household furniture, 1 milch cow with 
pasture and £10 yearly; wife has private estate in Pennsylvania. 
Son, Samuel, £200 (paid £25 per annum) ; land leased to him and 
his wife in Northampton Twsp., to be given to his son, Joseph, after 
his decease. Son, Marmaduke, 1 Spanish silver dollar (he being an 
undutiful child). Daughter, Ann Shinn, £100, during her life, then 
to her children. Son, John, 5 shillings; he having already received 
his share. Daughter, Elizabeth, one dollar (she having received her 
share). Son, William, home plantation of 147 acres and cedar 
swamp near Bispham's upper sawmill in Northampton Twsp.; also 



138 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

residue of real and personal estate. Son, Capt. Thomas Fort, £50. 
Executors — nephew, Samuel Rogers, and son, William Fort. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Goldy, Jr., William Norcross, Jr. and John Goldy. 
Proved Mar. 25, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 21u. 

1795, Mar. 25. Caveat against proving of will; filed by Samuel 
Fort. File 11600C. 

1792, Jan. 10. Foster, Ephraim, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Rachel Foster. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Foster; 
both of said place. Lib. 34, p. 345. 

1792, Jan. 9. Inventory, £31.03.; made by Nathaniel Foster and 
Thomas Hankinson. File 6715-6718M. 

1793, Jan. 25. Foster, Job, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Nathan 
Foster and James Meeker. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Beach, all 
of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 215; File 7700-7703G. 

1793, Oct. 18. Foster, Nathan, of Lyons Farms, Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, household furniture, horse and riding chair, 2 
cows, 6 sheep, and crops. Real estate and remainder of personal 
property to be sold and income of proceeds for wife's benefit while 
widow. After her marriage or decease, the same to be divided 
between brothers and sisters, i.e., Samuel Foster, Mary Baker, 
Hannah Meeker and Abigail Halsey. Executors — wife, Sarah, and 
friend and brother, James Meeker. Witnesses — Uzal Freeman, 
Matthias Lyon and Henry Lyon. Proved Nov. 16, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 177; File 7704-7705G. 

1795, April 27. Foster, Reuben, Jr., of Cape May Co. Ward. 
Son of Reuben Foster, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the wardship 
of Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of John Bancroft, Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Miller Bancroft; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 190; File 621E. 

1792, May 21. Foster, Salathiel, of Cape May Co. ; will of . Wife, 
Mary, one cow and calf and % of moveables. Son, Salathiel, dwelling 
house and barns together with V2 of lands and Va of movables. 
Grandson, Reuben Foster, other half of lands, together with the 
old house, when 21; (said half joining land lately of son, George 
Foster). Grand children, Reuben, Macy, Cornelia and Rachel Foster, 
the other % of moveables divided between them. Executors — wife 
Mary, and son, Salathiel, with friend, Jeremiah Eldrige, as an 
assistant. Witnesses — Experience Edmunds, Rachel Kent, Nezer 
Swain. Proved Aug. 6, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 460. 

1792, May 5. Inventory, £170.2.10%; made by Constantine Carll 
and Robert Parsons. File 570E. 

1794, Mar. 12. Fourat, Isaac, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Henry Fourat and Benjamin Manning. Fellowbondsman — 
John Dunham; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 537. 

1794, Feb. — . Inventory, £123.2.0; made by Lewis F. Randolph 
and John Dunham. File 8463-8464L. 

1795, July 1. Fourat, Isaac, Jr., of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of Isaac Fourat, of Piscataway, dec'd, being out of the wardship 
of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Benjamin Manning, 
as Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Henry Fourat; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 202; File 8601-8604L. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 139 

1782, Not. 30. Fox, Jacob, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
weaver; will of. (Advanced in years.) Wife, Mary, all real and 
personal property; unless sister's son, Benedict Bownder, should 
come to this country from Germany within 10 years, then real to 
be given him. Executrix — wife, Mary. Witnesses — Mary Wool- 
verton, Jonathan Woolverton, Lazarus Adams. Proved Dec. 18, 
1794. Lib. 35, p. 126. 

1794, Dec. 17. Inventory, £632.17.4; made by Jonathan Wool- 
verton and Doughty Stockton. File 1676J. 

1795, June 29. Fox, Jacob, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Eve, use of real and personal property while widow 
and until son Isaac is 21, after which he shall provide for his 
mother's maintenance. Son, Isaac, real and personal property in- 
cluding a plantation purchased of Joshua Corshon, late Sheriff, when 
21. Executors — friends, John Lequear and John Covenhoven. Wit- 
nesses — Paul Kuhl, Jacob Fulper and John Hoppough. 

1795, Aug. 11. Codicil. Should son Isaac die without issue, wife. 
Eve, to have whole estate. Witnesses — Jacob Fulper, John Hop- 
pough and Cornelius Lake. Proved Sept. 5, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 159. 

1795, Sept. 5. Inventory, £106.3.; made by Jacob Fulper and 
Peter Rockafellow, Sr. 

1799, Aug. 6, Account by John Covenhoven, one of the Executors. 

File 1709J. 

1794, Jan. 1. Fox, John, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catherine, whole estate. Executors — sons, John and 
David Fox. Witnesses — Cornelius Lake, John Lake and William 
Sine. Proved May 12, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 150. 

1795, May 26. Inventory, £81.16.4; made by Cornelius Lake and 
Jacob Fulper. File 1710J. 

1791, June 18. Frambeaus, Andrew, of Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Frambeaus. Fellowbondsman — ^Joseph English; both 
of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 216. 

1791, May 31. Inventory, £88.14.2, made by Daniel Lake and 
Joseph English. File 1769H. 

1791, May 22. Franklin, Lydia, of Cape May Co.; will of. Son, 
Stephen Hand, a bed and gun. Son, Ashbury Smith, Bible, and 
other books. Daughter, Mary Schillinger, bed and bedding, etc., all 
wearing apparel; and she has choice either to keep Lydia Moore 
or not until she comes of age. Granddaughter, Betsy Hand, a bed. 
My 3 children, Stephen Hand, Ashbury Smith and Mary Schillinger, 
the residue. Executors — sons, Stephen Hand and Ashbury Smith. 
Witnesses — Richard Shaw, Jas. Reed, Eben Newton. Proved Dec. 
10, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 286. 

1791, Aug. 3 and Dec. 10. Inventory, £106.14., made by Eben 
Newton and Jeremiah Edmonds. File 549E. 

1794, Dec. 19. Franklin, Samuel, of Mansfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Thomas Thome. Fellowbondsman — Bethanath Hodg- 
kinson. Lib. 33, p. 480. 

1794, Dec. 20. Inventory, £426.7.9; made by Joseph Ellison and 
Joseph Brown, File 11540C. 



140 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1794, Nov. 28. Frasey, Sarah, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas 
Miller. Fellowbondsman — Jedediah Frost; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 158. 

1794, Nov. 10. Inventory, £19.16.0; made by Jedediah Frost and 
Junia Riggs. File 846N. 

1791, Oct. 1. Frazee, Gershon, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of estate during her life; then 
to descend to Gershon Lee (son of Thomas Lee). Executors — 
wife, Elizabeth, and friends, Thomas Lee and William Marsh. Wit- 
nesses — Lydia Eyers, Matthew Connet and Gideon De Camp. 
Proved Oct. 20, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 497. 

1791, Oct. 15. Inventory, £211.9.4; made by Moses Tooker and 
Isaac Littel. File 7250-7259G. 

1794, Dec. 24. Frazee, Henry, of Westfield Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, 4 cows, 12 sheep, household fui-niture and 
use of V2 of real estate while widow. Daughter, Mary Badyly, 10 
shillings. Son, Maxfield, wagon and gears and all lands. Son, Moses, 
£200, when 21. Daughter, Sarah Frazee, £80 (to be paid by son 
Maxfield), when 18. Son Moses to be bound to a trade. Executor — 
friend, Jedidiah Swan, Esq. Witnesses — David Osborn, Jotham 
Frazee and Rachel Wilcocks. Proved Jan. 13, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 21. 

1795, Jan. 10. Inventory, £349.15.9; made by Ezra Darby and 
David Osborn. File 82'54-8261G. 

1793, Mar. 23. Frazer, William, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Martha, 1 mare, 1 cow, 6 sheep, large Bible, bed, cupboard and use 
of room in house; also income from interest of personal estate while 
widow. Daughter, Hannah, use of plantation (103 acres) and saw 
mill, during her life; after her decease, the same to grandsons, 
Frazer and Jonathan Compton, divided between them when of age. 
Granddaughter, Martha, monies from personal estate after wife's 
decease or marriage, if 18, or when 18. Executors — Dr. Hugh 
McEowen and Samuel Annin. Witnesses — Jos. Annin, Samuel 
Bayles, Thomas Gottery. Proved Nov. 11, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 258. 

1793, Nov. 6. Inventory, £308.5.10; made by Nathaniel Ayers 
and Thomas Burgie. File 915R. 

1795, July 15. Frazer, Rev. William, of Huntei'don Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Rebecca Frazer, widow, of the City of Trenton, said Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Pontius D. Stelle, of same place. 

Lib. 36, p. 168; File 1711J. 

1794, Jan. 7. Freas, John, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Catherine Freas and Peter Freas. Fellowbondsman — Andrew 
Roupe? (also Raub). Lib. 35, p. 180. 

1793, Dec. 18. Inventory, £423.12.9; made by Thomas Green and 
Andrew Raub, Sr. File 592S. 

1795, June 8. Fredrickson, Fredrick, of Stony Brook, Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, 2 cows, bed and bedding, Vi of grain 
raised by sons and other provisions. Son, Peter, 40 acres off south 
part of farm and negro man, Cuff. Son, Nicholas, remainder of 
lands. Daughter, Charllotte Cisca, £40. Residue of movable estate 
to be divided between all the children, i.e., Peter, Nicholas, Ann 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 141 

Coughlin and Charllotte Cisco. Executors — son Peter, and John 
Debow. Witnesses — William Coughlin, Adam Fredricks and Richard 
Freeland. Proved Aug. 20, 179'5. Lib. 36, p. 80. 

1795, Aug. 10. Inventory, £211.16.8; made by William Mande- 
ville and Cornelius I. Jacobs. File 879N. 

1795, Dec. 7, Freeland, James, of Gloucester Twsp. and Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Rachel Freeland. Fellov^'bondsmen — Abel Clement, Isaac 
Bolton and James B. Smith; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 299. 

1795, Dec. 14. Inventory, £2,929.6.11 1^ ; made by Abel Clement 
and Isaac Bolton. File 1937H. 

1793, Mar. 21. Freeman, James, Sr., of Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife mentioned but not named. Son, James, '5 shillings. Son, 
Jonathan, home place, after w^ife's death; he paying daughters, 
Abigail Rogers, Euphanea Breese, Anne Williamson and Elizabeth 
Rock, each £50. (Money to daughters, Anne and Elizabeth, in 
trust; then to their children.) Movable estate to be sold and divided 
amongst children; son, James, being excepted. Executors — son, 
John Freeman and son-in-law, Amos Rogers. Witnesses — John 
Slayback, Reuben Ayres, Tunis Rappleyea. Proved Apr. 8, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 226. 

1793, Apr. 5. Inventory, £276.0.6; made by Garret Schenck and 
John N. Hight. File 8185-8188L, 8197-8198L. 

1793, Sept. 24. Frese, William, Sr,, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, use of plantation and rest of estate, while 
widow, or Va should she marry. Son, Michael (after wife's decease 
or marriage), £5 and 40 acres of plantation where he now lives. 
Son, William Henry, remainder of plantation (80 acres). Son, 
John, £55. Rest of estate to be sold after vdfe's decease or mar- 
riage: Daughters, Christina, Mary Elizabeth, Mary and Ann, each 
£20 and ^A of residue. Executors — wife, Mary, son William, and 
friend, John Henry, Jr. Witnesses — William Honeywell, William 
HoneyTvell, Jr. and Jacob Steel Smith. Proved May 26, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 113. 

1795, May 6. Inventory, £305.4.6; made by Thomas Green and 

William Cool. File 629S. 

1794, May 3. Frost, Samuel, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife (name not given), to have inventory of movables to the 
amount of £23.11.11; also £26, and in case we live together 6 years 
from the time of our marriage, $30 @ £5 a year. Grandson, Josiah 
Frost, 5 shillings. Granddaughter, Charity Frost, 5 shillings. To 
Samuel Frost, my musket. Son-in-law, Isaac Tuttle, large Bible. 
Grandson, Alexander Dallas, % tools and V2 of timber. Son-in-law, 
Harris Tapping, V2 tools and V2 timber. Remainder of personal and 
real property to be sold and proceeds divided into 8 equal shares. 
To Simon Tapping, 2 shares; Isaace Tuttle, one share; Charles Dallas, 
one share: Archibald Dallas, one share: Charity Ball, Vz share, 
John Easton, one share; Isaac Easton, one share; Alexander Dallas, 
one share. Executors — Hiram Smith, Esq., and Harris Tapping. 
Witnesses — Samuel A. Woodruff, Samuel Mirick, Isaac Mitchell. 
Proved July 14, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 149. 

1794, July 1. Inventory, £242.1.8, including movables £28.'5.1. 



142 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

given to Mary Frost, the widow; made by Job Baldwin and Benjamin 
Smith. File 845N. 

1794, Nov. 12. Furman, Samuel, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, real and personal property during her life. After 
wife's decease same to be sold. Daughter, Rebekah, Vs part. Grand- 
children (now residing with testator), i.e., Mary, Samuel, Sarah, 
Elizabeth and Levi Furman, the other % to be divided between 
them. Executors — Paul Kuhl, Sr., Rynier VanSickle and Elijah Car- 
man. Witnesses — Joseph Lequear, John Aller, John Barecroft. 
Proved Dec. 23, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 127. 

1794, Dec. 22. Inventory, £358.13.4%; made by Peter Dilts and 
John Aller. 

1802, May 22. Account by Paul Kuhl and Rynier Van Sickle. 

File 167 7 J. 

1792, Jan. 1, Furniss, William, of Maurice River, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, one bed, tea table, 6 chairs, chest of 
drawers, 1 cow and % of residue. Son, Samuel, home plantation 
with adjoining woodland. Daughter, Mary Vanhook, my hi part of 
Saw Mill upon Manumus Creek; also tract of land purchased of Eli 
Elmer, late Sheriff, which formerly belonged to Lawrence Van- 
hook; also house and lot whereon she now lives. Daughter, Edith 
Neidy, my %, part of Saw Mill. Son, Samuel, Vz of % of residue. 
Daughters, Mary and Edith, each Vz of the remainder of residue. 
Executors — wife, Margaret, and friend, John Hand. Witnesses — 
Azel Peirson, Jr., Daniel Heisler, Nathan Hand. 

1792, Jan. 1. Codicil. Wife Margaret, Vs of real as her right of 
dower. Witnesses — the same. Proved Feb. 17, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 483. 

1792, Jan. 17. Inventory, £455.01; made by Henry Reeves and 
Nathan Hand. File 1028F. 

1791, Aug. 30. Furrow, Felix, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of all real and personal 
property during her life. Daughter, Bershaba Goodsat, a field and 
swamp adjoining where she now lives; also 20 acres of marsh. 
Daughter, Gail Sylvester, the one acre of corner field and £30. 
Daughter, Susannah Murphy, £20. Daughter, Mary Lasley and son- 
in-law, Thomas Lasley, residue of real and personal property; they 
also to be Executors. Witnesses — Richard Bacon, James Reeve, 
Isaac Hathony. Proved Oct. 11, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 264. 

1791, Oct. 18. Inventory, £210.7.6; made by John Miller and 
Richard Bacon. 

(The executors sign as "Mary and Thomas Leslie"). 

File 1016F. 

1794, Jan. 16. Gale, Cornelius, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Gale. Fellowbondsmen — William Wilson and Isaac Crammer; 
all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 53; File 11541C. 

1792, Aug. 14. Gallaway, James, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Elia- 
kim Littell. Fellowbondsman — John Littell; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 55; File 7476-7477G 

1791, Nov. 15, Gamble, Patrick, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 

Co., cooper; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, house and lot to 4 ft. east of 

cooper shop to line of Daniel Gaskill's land; also choice of household 

goods and provisions and £25. Sister, Hannah Bonsall, of Philadel- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1796 143 

phia, widow, £5. Sister, Martha Tufft, widow, of Philadelphia, for 
the use of her blind son William, £10. To John Walker, of Mount 
Holly, for support of the Methodist Society, £3. To friend, Daniel 
Jones, of Mount Holly, a coat and hat. Friend, Jacob Strechberry, 
of Burlington, vest, breeches and shoes. My boy, Peter Wynear, to 
be provided for and put to a trade. To Susannah Bonsall (daughter 
of my sister Hannah) and Hannah Spence (daughter of my sister, 
Ann), each £5. Residue to be divided among the children of my 3 
sisters above named. Executors — Moses Kempton and John Wools- 
ton. Witnesses — Daniel Gaskill, Benajah Butcher and Barzillai 
Scott. Proved Dec. 13, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 164. 

1791, Dec. 12. Inventory, £266.1.10V2; made by Daniel Gaskill 
and Benajah Butcher. File 11382C. 

1749, July 17. Gamble, William, of the City of Dublin, Ireland, 
merchant; will of. Wife, Mary, £500, all silver plate and household 
furniture; at her decease she is to give £200 to the 2 oldest children 
of my son, John Gamble, begot of the body of Jane Marshall. Old- 
est daughter, Margaret Sherlock, 5 shillings. Son, John, my estate 
in Pennsylvania and Salem Co., N. J. (1750 acres); he to give his 
note to my son William, for £100. To 2nd son, William, £200. 3rd 
son, Francis, £200, after he has served his apprenticeship. Young- 
est son, Thomas, £200, when 25. Daughter, Grizell, £200, when she 
marries. Youngest daughter, Frances, £200, when she marries. 
Daughter, Mary, (wife of Joseph Bagnell), 5 shillings. Daughter, 
EUinor (wife of Michael Mitchell), 5 shillings. Grandson, Simeon 
Sherlock, £50, when 15. Grandson, William Bagnell, £30. Grand- 
son, Samuel Bagnell, £20, when 15. Granddaughters, Mary and Mar- 
garet Mitchell, £30 and £20 respectively, when 15. To 4 married 
children, i.e., Margaret Sherlock, Mary Bagnell, Ellinor Mitchell and 
Jane Marshall, alias Gamble, £10 each for mourning. Residue to 
wife. Executors — wife, Mary, and Samuel Sherlock. Witnesses — 
Robert Moore, Henry Jackson and David Collins. Proved in the 
Prerogative Court of Ireland, Nov. 29, 1773. (Recorded in wills of 
Gloucester Co.) Lib. 3'5, p. 303, (no file.) 

1795, Sept. 22. Gardner, [Gardiner], Thomas, Sr., of Springfield 
Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Abigail, use of real and personal 
estate while widow. Son, Elijah, 8 acres north of house inherited 
from uncle, William Smith, dec'd. Sons, Benjamin, Aaron and Will- 
iam, 26 acres at Canoe Brook, purchased of William Reeves^ adjoin- 
ing land of David Morehouse, Jacob Stephen and Elias Denman. 
Daughter, Phebe (wife of Edward Earl), £25. Sons, Moses, Thomas, 
Benjamin, Samuel, Aaron, William and Nathaniel Bonnel Gardiner, 
the residue. Executors — sons, Thomas and Nathaniel Bonnel Gardi- 
ner. Witnesses — Elias Van Arsdall, John Smith, Clark Smith. Proved 
Nov. 4, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 486. 

1795, Nov. 2. Inventory, £408.10.0; made by John Smith and 
Joseph Pierson, Jr. File 8268(-8275G. 

1793, Nov. Garrabrance, Marytie, of Bergen Twsp. and Co., 
widow; will of. Sister, Antia (wife of Robert Sickles), £40. To 
Antia (wife of Daniel Van Winkle), large cupboard, bed and sun- 
dry articles. To Antia (wife of Cornelius Van Buskirk), large look- 
ing glass. To Jannetie (wife of Garret Van Rype of Ackquacknonk), 
large chest. To Rachel (daughter of Daniel Van Winkle), silver 



144 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

shoebuckles. Residue to be divided between the six children of my 
two brothers, Leviner and John (surnames not given). Executor — 
friend, Daniel Van Winkle. Witnesses — John Dedrix, John Van 
Houte, Jr., Zacharias Sickles. Proved Apr. 12, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 50; File 2387B. 

1792, Mar. 3. Garrabrants, Peter, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Son, Nicholas, 40 shillings for his birthright and % of real estate. 
Daughter, Vroutee, interest of £25 (to be paid by son, John). 
Daughter, Maritie Doremus, £25 (to be paid by son, Nicholas). Son, 
John, the other V2 of real. Residue divided between the 4 children. 
Negro woman, Susan, to be set free. Executors — Yelle Mandervil 
and Garrabrant A. Garrabrants. Witnesses — Nicholas A. Garra- 
brants, Peter A. Garrabrants, Peter Degarmo. Proved June 24, 1795. 

Lib. 33, p. 489. 

1795, June 22. Inventory, £160.17.0; made by Joseph Sigler and 
Isaac Dod. File 8276-8281G. 

1792, May 22. Garretson, Joshua, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Phebe Garretson (the widow). Fellowbondsman — Hezekiah Weaver; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 465. 

1792, May 22. Inventory, £175.10.2; made by Elijah Garretson 
and Hezekiah Weaver. File '57 IE. 

1792, Jan. 9. Garretson, Samuel, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Benjamin Youngs. Fellowbondsman — John Hand; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Levi Smith and Daniel Cresse. Lib. 34, p. 465. 

1791, Aug. 24. Inventory, £53.10.11; made by Levi Smith and 
Daniel Cresse. File 573E. 

1792, Aug. 7, Garretson, Samuel, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Job Garretson. Fellowbondsman — Mark Townsend; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 465. 

1792, July 23. Inventory, £117.0.8; made by Parmenas Corson, 
Jr., and Mark Townsend. File 572E. 

1784, May 2. Garrison, Isaac, of Turkey Point, Downs Twsp., 
Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, Vs of estate, while widow. 
Son, Henry, 10 shillings. Daughters, Rachel Glassby and Unice Lake, 
each 5 shillings. Sons, Abraham and Jeremiah, plantation and re- 
mainder of movable estate, to be divided between them. Executors 
— wife, Rachel, and son, Abraham Garrison. Witnesses — Gideon 
Heaton, Dickenson Moore and David Garrison. Proved Jan. 20, 
1795. Lib. 36, p. 105; File 1077F. 

1792, Aug. 14. Garrison, Jeremiah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Calvin Morrell, of Kentucky. Fellowbondsman — John C. Budd, of 
Chatham, Morris Co. Lib. 34, p. 54; File 7478-7479G. 

1793, Feb. 8. Garrison, Samuel, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, one chest of drawers, choice of one bed and furniture, 
one horse and one cow; also rents of plantation until son Samuel is 
21, and interest of £150 until daughter, Martha, is 18, then she is to 
have £50 of the £150. Son, Samuel, silver watch, shoe buckles, knee 
buckles, stock buckle and brooch; also 112 acres which my father, 
Frederick Garrison, purchased of Jacob Miller and 5 acres of cedar 
swamp at the head of Porches Mill Pond, when 21. My 2 eldest 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 145 

daughters, Pamal and Mary, the home plantation of 150 acres dur- 
ing their life (to be divided between them) then to their heirs. 
Youngest daughter, Martha, £100, when 18. Brother, Frederick 
Garrison, £10 yearly from rents of plantation. The 3 negro slaves, 
Chatta, Phillis and Violet, to be set free, when respectively 35. Ex- 
ecutors — Samuel Elwell, Enoch Moore, son, Samuel; and if Samuel 
Elwell should decline, William Hampton. Witnesses — Mary Moses, 
Mary Hedley and John Nelson. Proved Dec. 12, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 84. 

1794, Nov. 18. Inventory, £322.12.10; made by Furman Mulford 

and Jeremiah Wood. File 20381. 

1791, Feb. 23. Garritse, (Gerritse), Henry G., of Essex Co. Int. 
Whereas Henry G. Garritse, dec'd, made a will bearing date 28 Jan., 
1775 and appointed Michael Vreeland, Robert Drummond and Ann 
Garritse the Executors, and the said three are now deceased, and the 
estate not fully administered. Adm'r — Michael Vreeland and Peter 
Simons. Fellowbondsman — Henry Gerritse; all of said Co. [See 
Calendar of Wills, 1771^1780, p. 201-2]. 

Lib. 32, p. 510; File 7264-7265G. 

1794, June 25. Garwood, Charity, of New Hanover Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Son, Israel Garwood, £5 and 50 acres of pine 
land bought of Paul Parks. Daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Garwood 
(wife of son Israel), wearing apparel. Granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Wright, household goods and V2 of residue. Grandson, Samuel 
Wright (son of John Wright), other V2 of residue. Executor — son- 
in-law, John Wright. Witnesses — Jonathan Ridgway, Isaac Hornor 
and Titus Bennett, Jr. Proved July 20, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 226. 

1795, April 10. Inventory, £457.14.9; made by Henry Ridgway 
and Jonathan Ridgway. File 11601C. 

1794, Feb. 20. Gaskill, John, Sr., of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Septimus Winner and William Winner. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Parker; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 480. 

1794, Feb. 22. Inventory, £17.14.6; made by Abel Harker and 
Samuel Parker. File 11'542C. 

1793, Oct. 23. Gaskill, Solomon, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co. ; will of. Daughter, Sarah, lot of land in place called Lumberton, 
said Co.; also, looms, tackling and household goods. Son-in-law, 
James Rogers, my best hat, serge coat and westcoat. Son, Samuel, 
other apparel. Son, John, 5 shillings. To James Rogers and Tho- 
ophilus, his wife, a case of bottles. Realty to be sold and residue 
divided between my 4 children. (If son, John, does not personally 
appear to demand his share, it is to be lodged in the hands of his 
brother, Samuel). Executors — friends, John Haines, of Upper 
Evesham, and Job Haines, of Lower Evesham. Witnesses — John 
Swain, Mary Haines, James Hemingway. Proved Feb. 24, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 459. 

1794, Jan. 13. Inventory, £45.16.0; made by Bethuel Moore and 
John Brown. File 11543C. 

1790, Sept. 22. Gasper, Francis, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, household furniture and V^ of residue. Son, William, shop 
tools and % of residue. Son, John, % part. Daughter, Lediah 
(Lydia), 'hi of residue. (Children under age; and son, John, to b« 



146 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

bound out to learn a trade when 12.) House and 2 lots of land to 
be sold. Executors — friends, Joseph Stryker and Hendrick Berrien. 
Witnesses — W. Berrien, Amos Corwine and John Van Home. Proved 
Mar. 21, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 1. 

1791, Feb. 12. Inventory, £102.5.4; made by John Van Home 
and David Snowden. File 878R. 

1762, Dec, 6. Gaunt, Hananiah, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co., tailor; will of. Wife, Ann, real and personal estate during her 
life. Sons, John and Joseph, real and personal property to be divided 
between them, after wife's decease. Executrix — ^wife Ann, assisted 
by the 2 sons. Witnesses — Jonathan Pettit, Daniel Shrouds. Proved 
Apr. 20, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 381. 

1792, Apr. 12. Renunciation by Ann Gaunt, the widow. Adm'r — 
John Gaunt (the son). Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Pettit. 

File 11439C. 

1794, Dec. 13. Gauntt, Hannah, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. To 4 sons, Uz Gauntt, Asher Gauntt, Reuben 
Gauntt and Elihu Gauntt, each 10 shillings. Daughters-in-law, Han- 
nah Cronshaw and Sarah Shinn, each 10 .shillings. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Shreve, £10, looking glass and walnut dressing table. Son, Peter 
Gauntt, £10, feather bed and Bible. Daughter, Sarepta Barton, re- 
mainder of estate. Executors — sons Uz and Asher Gauntt. Wit- 
nesses — Benajah Antram, Samuel Stockton and Bernice Antram. 
Proved June 20, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 233. 

1795, Sept. 11. Renunciation by Uz Gauntt, one of the executors. 
Witnesses — Job Gaskill and Hudson Gaskill. 

1795, Sept. 14. Renunciation by Asher Gauntt, the other execu- 
tor. Witness — William Allen. 

1795, Sept. 14. Adm'r — Isaac Barton. Fellowbondsman — Asher 
Gauntt; both of said Co. 

1795, Sept. 24. Inventory, £251.10.; made by Eliakim Willits 
and Aaron Barton. File 11602C. 

1791, June 4. Gebbie, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Charles Ellis. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Ellis; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 180. 

1791, June 2'5. Inventory, £1,469.18.0, including £524.2.7 in col- 
lectable debts, doubtful debts £107.10.6; made by John How and 
Thomas Douglass. File 11383C. 

1786, Feb. 12. Genung, John, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Son, Jacob, 4 acres upper corner of home lot adjoining Thomas 
Boniel's and Daniel Burnet's land. Daughters, Phebe Gardner and 
Susannah Cory, £8 each. Daughters, Nansey, Hanah and Desiah, 
each £10 and household furniture. Son, Daniel, remainder of real 
and residue of personal estate; and he is to be put to a trade. Ex- 
ecutors — friends, James Burnet and Ephraim Sayers, of Morris Co. 
Witnesses — Cornelius Genung. Daniel Burnet and Silas Hand. 
Proved Dec. 21, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 77. 

1795, Jan. 23. Inventory, £87.1.0; made by Daniel Burnet and 
Jeremy Genung. File 880N. 

1783, June 6. Gerrebrantse, Gerrebrant, of Communapa, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Marytie, all household furniture, my negro man, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 147 

Will, my negro girl, Jinn, and rest of personal property and re- 
mainder of estate. Executors — wife, Marytie, and Brother-in-law, 
Robert Sickles. Witnesses— Jonathan Crane, Abraham Ogden, Josiah 
Ogden Hoffman. Proved Apr. 27, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 532; File 2133B. 
1761, July 9. Gerretson, Abraham, of Essex Co.; will of. Brother, 
Henry Gerretson, my share of the undivided estate left us by our 
father, and all other estate both real and personal. Executors — 
brother, Henry Gerretson, and Derrick Dey, Jr. Witnesses — John 
Turck, John Bergen, Geo. Gordon. Proved Mar. 30, 1792. (John 
Bergen and Geo. Gorden being deceased, signed by Geo. Bond). 

Lib. 34, p. 37; File 7472-7473G. 

1791, Sept. 7. Gibbs, William, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Corbet Scudder. Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel Day; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Jona. Deare, Minne V. Voorhees. 

Lib. 32, p. 463; File 7883-7884L. 

1792, May 31. Giberson, John, Sr., of Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Sons, Job, James, John and Daniel, each 10 shillings. Son David to 
pay his brothers, (named above), the 10 shillings apiece. Daughter, 
Ester Giberson, 50 acres adjoining David Giberson's land; also a 
waggon, oxen, and 2 cows, bed and bedding. Remainder to be di- 
vided between the children ; Anna Ackly's bed and bedding, cows and 
calf, to be set apart. Witnesses — Richard Davis, William Robinson. 

Lib. 34, p. 440. 
1792, June 15. (No Executor having been appointed.) Adm'r — 
James Giberson. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius McCollum; both of 
said Co. 

1792, June 13. Inventory, £21.15.9, made by Cornelius McCollum 
and John Shane. File 1811H. 

1790, Dec. 21. Gi£forcl, Joshua, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, use of real and personal property while 
widow. Eldest son, William, £10. Daughter, Anne Davis, £30. 
Sons, William, Joseph and Annaniah to divide remainder of real and 
personal property among them after wife's marriage or decease. Ex- 
ecutors — the 3 sons. Witnesses — Samuel Huelett, Henry Herbert, 
Benjamin Jackson. Proved Feb. 27, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 247. 

1793, Feb. 26. Inventory, £171.17.3; made by Benjamin Jack- 
son and Annaniah GifFord. File 6879-6882M. 

1792, Oct. 15. Gill, Matthew, Sr., of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Magdalene, plantation whereon I now live with 
lands bought of Roberts and Guest, during her widowhood; also 
choice of furniture, 2 horses and waggon and 2 cov/s and such farm- 
ing utensils as she may need; also 1 year's provisions, £25, and negro 
man, Cojoe. Son, James, the above lands after wife's decease; also 
5 acres of woodland purchased of Job Rumford adjoining lands of 
late Thomas Denny and of Jacob Calnn; also upper half of meadow 
on Oldman's Creek. Son, Matthew, plantation purchased of Hatton 
and Lippincott, with lands adjoining; also marsh and meadow lying 
on Raccoon Creek with adjoining uplands; also the lower lot on Old- 
man's Creek. Daughter, Catherine Vanneman, £150. Daughters, 
Sarah and Deborah Gill, each £350. Daughter, Mary Gill, £300. 
(Last 3 daughters, each a bed and a cow) they to have privilege of 
living at home while single). Daughter, Christiana Wood, a £100 
bond dated Sept. 25, 1773, held against Jechonias Wood and Bate- 



148 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

man Lloyd; also £3 cash. Grandchildren, Catherine Forrester and 
Benjamin Wood, a £100 bond held against Jechonias Wood, dated 
Feb. 27, 1767. To the other grandchildren (younger children of 
daughter Christiana Wood), the interest of 2 above mentioned 
bonds. Plantation bought of John Avis, on Salem road near the 
Moravian Meetinghouse, to be sold, and Agnes Avis, widow of John 
Avis, paid what is due her on said property. Grandson, John Gill, 
a lot in Dutchtown bought of Samuel Blackwood, Sheriff. The So- 
ciety of United Brethren, on Oldman's Creek, to have a loan of £25, 
to be used for the support of a pastor. Children, Matthew, James, 
Sarah, Deborah and Mary Gill and Catherine Vanneman, the re- 
mainder of real and personal property, equally divided between 
them. Executors — sons, Matthew and James. Witnesses — Hannah 
Briant, John Smith, Amos R. Pearce. Proved Nov. 21, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 410. 

1792, Nov. r5. Inventory, £3,396.11.3 y2 ; made by Gideon Denny 

and John Smith. File 1812H. 

1795, Aug. 10. Gill, Sarah, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co., spinster; 
will of. Sister, Catherine Vaneman, £25. Sister, Deborah Gill, £25. 
Sister, Mary Gill, £3. Sister, Christiana Wood and her husband, 
Johanias Wood, 5 shillings each. Brother, James Gill, £50. Nep- 
hews, John and Mathew Gill (sons of brother John Gill, dec'd), £25. 
Brother, Mathew Gill, the residue. Executor — brother, Mathew Gill. 
Witnesses — ^John Smith and Gideon Denny. Proved Nov. 25, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 264. 

1795, Nov. 2. Inventory, £430.4.9; made by John Smith and Sam- 
uel Denny. File 1938H. 

1783, June — . Gillmon, David Sr., of Stow Creek Twsp., Cum- 
berland Co.; will of. Son, David, all real and Vs of personal estate. 
Daughters, Elenor Dare and Letitia Platts, each £5 and % of per- 
sonal property. Executor — son, David. Witnesses — Phebe Heaton, 
Levi Heaton and Marcy Heaton. Proved Jan. 4, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 106; File 1078F. 

1792, May 5. Gilman, Abraham, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, use of real and personal estate (while my 
widow), and until son William is 21, when he shall receive it. Should 
son William die before 21; estate to go to Thomas Sheppard (son of 
my fathei'-in-law, Job Sheppard). Executors — wife, Sarah, and 
brother-in-law, Thomas Sheppard. Witnesses — Samuel M. Shute and 
Job Sheppard. Proved Sept. 1, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 482; File 1029F. 

1793, Nov. 25. Goble, Benjamin, of Newton, Sussex Co, Int. 
Adm'rs — Abigail Goble and Nathan Goble. Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Pitney; all of said place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 341. 

1793, Dec. 25. Inventory, £74.8.5; made by Hezekiah Freeman 
and Anthony Himenover. File 557S. 

1792, Dec. 8. Goble, Timothy, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Ben- 
jamin Holloway. Fellowbondsman — Seth Gregory, Jr.; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 152. 

1792, Nov. 28. Notice of Jabez Campfield, Surrogate, to Mrs. 
Goble, widow of Timothy, Ezekiel Goble, father, and James and Elial 
Goble, the brothers of Timothy Goble, to apply for administration of 
his estate. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 149 

1792, Dec. 10. Inventory, £10.4.5, made by Jonathan Ogden and 
Peter Fairchild. File 790N. 

1793, Oct. 10. Goddard, John, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Goddard. Feilowbondsman — Charles Crisman; both 
of said place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 342. 

1793, Sept. 26. Inventory, £10.2.7^ ; made by Joseph Huber and 
Charles Crisman. File 558S. 

1795, June 1. Godfrey, James, Sr., of Cape May Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elishabea, use of home plantation, during her life, and Vs of 
personal property. Son, James, home plantation, during his life, to- 
gether with Vz of marsh on Cedar Swamp Creek and V2 of the Cape 
Briton tract. After his decease, same to be divided between grand- 
sons, Jacob and George Godfrey. Son, Jacob, plantation bought of 
Nicholas Stillwell, piece of marsh near Brick landing, marsh bought 
of Thomas Daniels with all rights to Ludlam's Beach and piece of 
cedar swamp bought of Jesse Hand, also tools and farming utensils; 
he paying my son, Elijah, £110. Son, Elijah, plantation whereon he 
now lives and tract lying at Ludlam's Bridge. Grandson, James 
Godfrey, land and marsh bought of John Corson, with small part of 
old tract adjoining; also right on Peck's Beach and Vz of right on 
the Cape Briton Islands and right to land and marsh at the First 
Landing. To daughter, Elisabeth Corson, Vz of marsh on Cedar 
Swamp Creek and Tuckahoe River. To daughter, Elishabea Godfrey, 
tract of Cedar swamp at the Old Bridge. Daughter, Priscilla Smith, 
£50 (in hands of son James). Residue to the 3 daughters. Execu- 
tors — sons, James, Elijah and Jacob. Witnesses — Jeremiah Hand, 
Eleazer Crawford and Richard Dole. Proved May 17, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 177. 

1795, Aug. 10. Inventory, £642.'5.; made by Abijah Smith and 
John Swain. File 622E. 

1793, Feb. 7. Godley, Newell, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph Godley. Feilowbondsman — John Cherry, 
of Amwell Twsp., said Co. Lib. 33, p. 311. 

1793, Feb. 8. Inventory, £78.6.3; made by Phillip Yanger and 
Benjamin BlackwelL File 1631 J. 

1791, July 25. Godwin, Abraham, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jabez Johnson. Feilowbondsman — Samuel Sayre; both of Newark, 
said Co. Lib. 32, p. 507; File 7266-7267G. 

1790, Feb. 11. Goelet, Elizabeth, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Sons, James and Peter, both real and personal property in 
equal shares. Executors — sons, James and Peter. Witnesses — Ann 
England, Susannah Bell, Andrew Bell. Proved Apr. 27, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 270; File 8025-8027L. 

1784, Mar. 16. Goff, David, Sr., of Cape May Co.; will of. Brother, 
William Goff, 80 acre tract lying at the old mill. Brother, John Goff, 
and son, David Goff, remainder of land upon Turkeyhoe River, di- 
vided between them. Meadow at Denise's Creek to be sold and home 
place kept for the maintenance of children, (not named). Executor 
— brother, John Goff. Witnesses — Frederick Moslands, Jacob Cor- 
•on, Joshua Shaw. Proved Feb. 5, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 276. 



1 50 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1793, Jan. 3. £110.1.3; made by Henry Ludlam and Moses Will- 
iams. File 586E. 

1791, May 1. Golden, Alpheus, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Lydia, beds and bedding she had when 
I married her; also 6 Windsor chairs, the provisions on the place, 2 
heifers, and Vz of the profits of my lands during her natural life. 
Daughter, Clarrissa Golden, plantation whereon I now live, a lot of 
woodland in Deerfield Twsp., 2 acres of marsh on Cohansey Creek, 
% part of an acre of cedar swamp in Lebanon, my right and title to 
a piece of cedar swamp in Greenbranch, Salem Co., and 1,000 acres 
of land in the State of Virginia which was located by the Rev. Will- 
iam Worth. Sister, Elizabeth Golden, 800 acres (located by Worth) 
in Virginia. Sister, Lodumah Keen, and brother, Joseph Golden, 
1,200 acres of land in Virginia, to be equally divided between them. 
Should my brother or either of my sisters die without issue or before 
21, his or her share to be divided between the survivors. Wife, use 
of all lands devised to daughter (for her education) until she mar- 
ries or is 21. Should daughter, Clarrissa, die before 21, lands devised 
to her to go to my wife. Daughter, Clarrissa, residue of personal 
property. Executors — wife, Lydia Golden and George Burgin. Wit- 
nesses — Mary Brook, Sarah Mayhew, Jacob Mayhew. Proved May 
30, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 274; File 1017F. 

1791, Dec. 23. Golden, Elias, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
David Golden and Abraham Golden. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Stout; 
all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 375. 

1791, Dec. 19. Inventory, £106.6.6; made by John P. Hunt and 
Aaron Stout. File 1568J. 

1795, Apr. 2. Golden, Joseph, of Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, 
Catherine, room with furniture, 3 cows, wagon and horse, and £14 
yearly in lieu of her dower. Son, John, first choice of horses and 
£20. Son, Elias, 2nd choice of horses and £15. Son, Mathias, has a 
mare and colt. Real estate and residue to be divided between the 
3 sons. Grandsons, Matthias and Joseph (sons of dec'd son, Abra- 
ham), £200, (each £50 when 21, and £25 yearly). To wife's sister, 
Elizabeth Johnson (living with us), £3 yearly while single. Daugh- 
ter-in-law, Jenete Golden (widow of dec'd son), to keep in her hands 
what her father had and to be given a room and her living with sons 
while single. Executors — the 3 sons, John, Elias and Mathias. Wit- 
nesses — Lambert Johnson, Joseph Collins, Jehe Johnson. Proved 
June 22, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 519; File 7221-7224M. 

1795, Nov. 20. Goodwin, William, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Goodwin. Fellowbondsman — Clement Acton, Esq.; both 
of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 330; File 2117L 

1793, Mar. 8. Gorden, Gomime, of Wardsesson, Essex Co.; will 
of. Grandson, Isaac Suvering, all real and personal property when 
of age; should he die without issue or before coming of age, same 
to Samuel Suvering. To Samuel Suvering, £5. To Gomime Suver- 
ing, one cow and clothes. To Mary Dobbins, a quilt. To Sarah 
Carmmel, 5 shillings. Executors — Ephraim Morris and Gerard Haug- 
wort. Witnesses — Joseph Keen, Samuel Morris. Proved Mar. 11, 
1794. Lib. 33, p. 364. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 151 

1794, Mar. 11. Inventory, £38.16.6; made by Joseph Keen and 
Samuel Morris. File 7964-7970G. 

1795, Dec. 18. Gordon, Catherine, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Samuel Gordon. Fellowbondsman — Henry Stults. 

Lib. 35, p. 198. 

[No date]. Inventory, £46.18.3; made by Henry Stults and George 

Ginnip. File 861 1-86 14L. 

1793, June 4. Gordon, Franklin, Sr., of Amvpell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, 2 covins, 6 sheep, 2 hogs, and 
all furniture; also, use of plantation whereon Jacob Tead lives, until 
son, Franklin, is 15, then % during her life. Son, Othniel, use of 
home plantation, until son, Thomas, is 21, then to do as mentioned 
in my father's will; also V2 of live stock until sons, Philip and Fi'ank- 
lin, come of age, then return it to the 2 boys; other half of live 
stock to be sold. Daughters, Mary and Permeley Gordon, £100 each; 
Permeley to have a good set out when she marries. Sons, Philip and 
Franklin, % of the Tead plantation, when Franklin is 15. Clock 
to be sold. Son, Othniel, a horse and note for £11. Son, Thomas, 
wearing apparel and £5. Executors — wife, Anne, and son, Othniel. 
Witnesses — Peter Hoppough, Richard Heath, James Derumple. 
Proved July 25, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 300. 

1793, July 2. Inventory, £614.14.8; made by Paul Kuhl and An- 
drew Bearder. File 1632J. 

1794, July 12. Gordon, Michael, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Brother, Stephen, real and personal property and he to 
support sister, Barbarry, during his life, then after his decease real 
estate to be sold for support of said sister. After decease of sister 
Barbarry, the residue to heirs of both said brother and sister. Ex,- 
ecutors — brother, Stephen Gorden and friend, Thomas Paul. Wit- 
nesses — John Lindeff, Cornelius Boice and John Van Nortwick. 
Proved Sept. 12, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 512. 

1794, Sept. 18. Inventory, £257.14.0; made by Cornelius Staats 
and Jacob Van Deventer, File 8457-862L. 

1793, Aug. 7. Gordon, Thomas, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son 
of Franklin Gordon, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward makes choice of 
his mother, Ann Gordon, as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Cor- 
nelius Williamson; both of Amwell Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 314; File 1633 J. 

1792, Mar. 6. Goucher, John, of Mansfield-Woodhouse, Sussex 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Newbold Woolston. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Thomas; of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 160. 

1792, Mar. 6. Inventory, £140.4.9; made by Newbold Woolston 
and John Woolever. File 526S. 

1793, July 15. Goulden, William, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r 

— James Goulden. Fellowbondsman — James Godfrey; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 141; File 1044F. 

1791, Aug. 4. Gouverneur, Isaac, of Mount Pleasant, Essex Co.; 
will of. Nephew, Isaac Gouverneur, of the City of New York, mer- 
chant, comer house and lot on Front Street, New York, together 



152 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

with stone wharf and water lot opposite. Nephew, Nicholas Gouver- 
neur (son of brother Samuel), house and lot on Front Street, New 
York, adjoining one given nephew Isaac, together with stone wharf 
and water lot opposite. Nephew, Samuel Gouverneur (son of bro- 
ther Samuel), corner house and lot in Water Street, New York, to- 
gether with brick store in alley known as Gouverneur Alley. Neplaew, 
Anthony Gouverneur (son of brother Samuel), house and lot in 
Water Street, New York, adjoining one given nephew Samuel. Nep- 
hew, Joseph Gouverneur, (son of brother Samuel), house and lot in 
Smith Street, New York. To Gouverneur Kimble (son of Peter Kim- 
ble), house and lands at Mount Pleasant, with all carriages, horse^, 
cattle and farming utensils. Negro boy, Nero, to be set free. Real 
estate in West Indies and residue of personal property to be sold. 
To Mary Gouverneur (widow of brother Nicholas, late of New Jer- 
sey, dec'd), £100 yearly during her life. To Isaac Gouverneur (son 
of brother Nicholas), the interest of £500, during his life; at his de- 
cease the principal to be divided between, Isaac, Staats and David 
Burnet (children of Doctor Burnet). To Margaret Ogden (wife of 
Lewis Ogden), Mary Ogden (wife of Rev. Uzal Ogden), Hannah 
Ogden (wife of Charles Ogden), Rebecca Bibby (wife of Thomas 
Bibby), Sarah Reading (wife of Samuel Reading), Isabella Wilkins 
(wife of Isaac Wilkins), Effie Ogden (wife of Samuel Ogden) and 
to Getty Wallace (wife of Alexander Wallace) each £500. To Sarah 
Wallace (widow of Hugh Wallace), £150. To Allidy Gouverneur, 
£500. To Mary Ludlow (widow of William Ludlow, of Claverack, 
New York), £250. To Gouverneur Morris, £250. To Isaac Low, 
£1000. To Nicholas Low, £250. To Isaac Ogden, Samuel Ogden, 
Abraham Ogden, Nicholas Ogden, Peter Ogden and Sarah Hoffman 
(wife of Nicholas Hoffman) each £500. To such of the children of 
sister, Magdalen Hall, as shall be living, each £250. To Anthony 
Rutgers, Nicholas Rutgers and Herman Rutgers, each £250. To 
Getty Kimble (wife of Peter Kimble), £3000. To Gouverneur Kim- 
ble, £3000. To God children, Gouverneur Ogden (son of Abram), 
Lewis M. Ogden (son of Samuel), Isaac G. Ogden (son of Isaac) and 
George Bibby (son of Thomas Bibby), each £250. Any surplus to 
be divided between nephews, Nicholas Gouverneur and Isaac Gouver- 
neur, who are also made Executors — together with, Gouverneur Mor- 
ris, Lewis Ogden and Peter Kimble. Witnesses — Charles Smith, 
Viner Van Zandt, Peter Hill and Philip Kearney. Proved Mar. 23, 
1795. Lib. 36, p. 21; File 7972-7977G. 

1795, Mar. 12. Graham, Thomas, of Essex Co. (late of Paterson, 
butcher). Int. Adm'rs — Jane Graham (the widow) and George 
Adams; both of Essex Co. Fellowbondsman — Simon Armstrong, of 
New York City. Lib. 33, p. 501. 

1795, Mar. 12. Inventory, £102.8.6; made by Cornelius Van Win- 
kle and Paulus Rattaun, freeholders in Essex Co. 

File 8282-8289G. 

1777, Sept. 23. Graham, William, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, both real and personal property. Executrix — 
wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Hannah Barnet, William Barnet, George 
Ross. Proved Jan. 17, 1778. Lib. 19, p. 482. 

. Inventory, £117.0.0, including a negro boy; made by 

William Harrison and Nathan Woodruff (both of Elizabethtown and 
sworn to June 26, 1793). 

1794, Aug. 25. Estate left unadministered by Sarah Graham, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 153 

since Sarah Forrest, dec'd. Adm'r — David A. Ogden, of Newark. 
Fellowbondsman — John Doughty, of Morris Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 395; File 4743r4744G, 7978-7979G. 
[This will should have appeared in Vol. V of Wills but was inad- 
vertently omitted.] 

1790, May 30. Grandin, Philip, Sr., of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., miller; will of. Wife, Eleanor, shall live with my son John and 
be provided for out of my estate as long as she remains my widow; 
also a bond due me from her brother, Samuel Lorman, it being 
money left her by her uncle. Should wife remarry, £200, in lieu of 
her dower. Sons, John and Philip, plantation, whereon I now live; 
Philip, the lot of land where Peter Emery now lives, and the lower 
part of the meadow above Barnet Sowder's house, and each an equal 
part of woodland by the river. Rest of real estate to be sold. Resi- 
due to my 5 daughters, Mary, Jane, Abigail, Eleanor, and Rachel; 
and so that they may each have equal shares. What has already 
been given them to be deducted. Jane has had £200; Abigail, £50; 
and Eleanor, £127. Daughter, Rachel, her full setout, equal with 
her sisters, over and above her legacy. Son, John, to keep the young 
negro he has; and daughter, Abigail, her negro wench, but to be 
charged for them. Should son, Philip, or daughter, Rachel, die with- 
out issue, their share to be divided among the others. Daughter, 
Eleanor, a chest of drawers, to complete her setout. Executors, wife, 
Eleanor, son, John, and son-in-law, William Godley. Witnesses — 
Peter Emery, Jr., Barnet Sowder, John Forrester. Proved Apr. 4, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 348. 

1791, Mar. 23. Inventory, £2,229.14.; made by John Grigg, Adam 
Runkle, Sr., and John Cooley. 

1797, Nov. 22. Account by John F. Grandin and William Godley, 
Executors. File 1559J. 

1791, Sept. 8. Grandin, Philip, Jr., of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Ward. Son of Philip Grandin, of said Co., dec'd; he makes 
choice of David Frazer, of Lebanon Twsp., as his Guardian. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Lowrey, of Alexandria Twsp. ; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 379. 

1795, Aug. 5. Account by David Frazer, Guardian. File 1'560J. 

1791, Apr. 8. Grantham, Lydia, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. To Jane Alexander, a bed, bedding and some wearing 
apparel. To sister, Mary Lock, best bed, silver table spoon, re- 
mainder of wearing apparel; also V2 of my Continental certificates, 
and V2 of two £10 notes — one on William Richman, the other on 
Thomas Harden. To brother, William Matson, lot of land whereon 

1 now live, (in trust for life) ; after his decease, to be equally di- 
vided between Magdalen Lock and Judith Kirby. Brother, William, 
to have a bed and the other V2 of Continental certificates and the 

2 notes. To Lydia Ford (wife of William Ford), a chest of drawers. 
To Margaret Wilson, my gold buttons. To Aljigail Thomson, my 
gold ring. To Deborah Matson, pair of curtains. To my brother's 
son, Andrew Matson, £1. To Magdalen Lock and Judith Kirby re- 
mainder of furniture. Executor — friend, William Ford. Witnesses 
— Leonard Welsly, Rebekah Welsly, Elinor Heckman. Proved Aug. 
6, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 192. 

1791, July 9. Inventory, £160.15.5%, made by John Van Dyke, 
John Smith. File 177 OH. 



154 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, Sept. 24. Graves, Richard, of Kent Co., Maryland; will of. 
Son, William, a tract of land called Buck Neck, on which my dwel- 
ling house stands. Son, Richard, lands on opposite side to sister, 
Mary Van Dyke's land, on the main road leading from Worton to 
Chester Town; also brick house in Chester Town where William 
Tilghman keeps his office and the wooden house where James Farrah 
lives, with ground back of the same houses as far as division fence 
which separate it from the ground generally used with house in 
which Doctor W^arrell now lives. To friend, William Tilghman, house 
stable and ground in Chester Town where Doctor Warrell now lives. 
To grandson, Richard Crockett, house in Chester Town, where Mrs. 
Dunn lives with ground to division fence; the same to be in satis- 
faction for all debts due and owing from me to him. Sons, Richard 
and William, all lands and tenants in Harford Co., Maryland, to be 
divided between them. To sons, William and Richard and daughter, 
Mary Crockett and friend, William Tilghman, in trust and as ten- 
ants in common, all lands in state of North Carolina purchased of 
Captain Budd; also all fisheries purchased of Colonel Nathaniel Ram- 
sey. Son William, to convey (within 12 months) all lands in Queen 
Ann County, to which he is entitled as heir of his mother, to daugh- 
ter, Mary Crockett and friend, William Tilghman, in trust, to be 
equally divided between them as tenants in common. Residue of 
estate to be equally divided between sons, William and Richard and 
daughter, Mary and friend, William Tilghman, in trust, and as ten- 
ants in common. Daughter, Sarah Clarkson, to receive during her 
life, that part of personal estate left in trust to friend William Tilgh- 
man, who is likewise to convey that portion of real (left in trust to 
him) to her children after her decease, and to equally divide the 
same between them. Executors — son, William and daughter, Mary. 
Witnesses — Andrew Wiesenthal, Simon Wilmer and James James. 
Proved (Kent Co., Maryland) Oct. 15, 1792. Lib. 35, p. 221. 

1795, June 15. Whereas Richard Graves, of Kent Co., Maryland, 
dec'd, left goods and chattels in the State of New Jersey, not yet ad- 
ministered; there was appointed as Adm'r — William Graves. Fellow- 
bondsman — Frederick Kipelman. File 11603C. 

1793, Oct. 22. Greeman, David, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Greeman. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Hazlehurst; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 53; File 11494C. 

1794, Dec. 30. Green, Ambrose, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Green. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Scoby; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 535. 

1794, Dec. 29. Inventory, £129.16.; made by Evert Van Winkle 

and Jonathan Scoby. File 8453-8456L. 

1793, Nov. 21. Green, David, of Gloucester Co. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Green. Fellowbondsman — William Wood; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 101. 

1793, Nov. 14. Inventory, £575.3.4; made by John Smith and 
John Daniels. File 1853H. 

1793, Oct. 2. Green, John, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Movables and lease on meadow to be sold. Children, i.e., Will- 
iam, Samuel, John, Mary, Thomas and Mark, each an equal share, 
the sons, when 21, the daughters, when 18. Son William, to be 
bound to Benjamin Taylor, if he will take him; other children also to 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 155 

be bound out to trades. Executors — brother, Jacob Green and Joseph 
Sloan. Witnesses — Hannah Rowand and Patience Rowand. 

1793, Oct. 2. Codicil. Two eldest sons, wearing apparel. Daugh- 
ters, wearing apparel of deceased wife. Son, Thomas, my larg • 
Bible. Son, William, 4 sheep. Son, Samuel, 2 sheep. Witnesses — 
the same. Proved Oct. 10, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 83; File 1852H. 

1794, Sept. 26. Green, Richard, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Henry Waterhouse, of Kingwood Twsp., said Co. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Andrew Larason, of said place and Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 138. 

1794, Sept. 22. Inventory, £1,217.13.5; made by John Lambert 
and Andrew Larason. 

1795, Aug. 5. Account by the Adm'r. File 1678J. 

1792, Jan, 10. Greer, Jane Ten Brook, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Rev. James Greer, late of Bucks Co., Penna. ; make.s 
choice of Joseph Greer, Jr. of Bucks Co., Penn., as her Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Rensselear Ten Brook, of City of New Brunswick. 

Lib. 34, p. 192; File 1608J. 

1792, Oct. 13. Gregory, Daniel, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Daughter, Anna McGill, 20 shillings, and her mother's 
wearing apparel. Granddaughter, Martha McGill, best bed, looking 
glass, large pewter dish, 5 pewter plates, 6 silver tea spoons; also 
upper half of place, when of age. Granddaughter, Massa McGill, 
bed, warming pan and brass kettle; also other V2 of home place, 
when of age. Residue of personal property to be sold; interest paid 
2 youngest granddaughters, i.e., Mary and Elizabeth McGill, and 
principal divided between them, when of age. To the 4 granddaugh- 
ters, rents from real until the 2 eldest are of age. To Bethel Church, 
40 shillings, when 2 eldest granddaughters are of age; they paying 
same. Executors — friends, Thomas Reeves, Sr., and James Cooper. 
Witnesses — Elizabeth Osback Denny and Urian Paul. Proved Jan. 
5, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 75. 

1792, Dec. 28. Inventory, £134.12.11; made by Thomas Reeves, 
and Biddle Reeves. File 1854H. 

1794, Sept. 25. Gregory, Hannah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— William Hawkins. Fellowbondsman — Eli Townsend, Esq.; both 
of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 110; File 604E. 

1792, Mar. 16. Griffiths, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Will- 
iam Maxwell, of New York City. Fellowbondsman — Elisha Boudinot, 
Esq., of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 33; File 7474-7475G. 

1795, Oct. 12. Griggs, Daniel, of Independence Twsp., Sussex 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Griggs and Samuel Griggs, Jr. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Benjamin Griggs and Thomas Wiggins; all of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 134. 

1795, Oct, 12, Inventory, £333,13.6; made by Thomas Wiggins 
and Daniel Vliet. File 6 3 OS. 

1795, April 4. Groff, Richard, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Edith Groif. Fellowbondsman — James Reeves; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 305, 



156 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Mar, 31. Inventory, £150.8.5% ; made bv David Brovm and 
William Ford. File 1939H. 

1782, July 14, Grumman, Joseph, of Morris Co.; vv^iil of. To my 
father, all wearing apparel. Wife, Sarah, 30 acres of land in the 
Great Swamp; all household furniture, weaving tackle and remainder 
of moveable estate. Brother, Aaron, a silver watch. Executrix — 
wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Foster Horton, Hannah Horton, Sarah 
Horton. Proved Jan. 24, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 12. 

1784, Oct. 23. Inventory, £54.5.6, made by Foster Horton and 
John Ougheltree. File 767N. 

1795, Oct. 7. Guant, Jonathan and Ann, of Gloucester Co. Chil- 
dren of James Guant, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Samuel Pea- 
cock, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Matthew Collins; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 306; File 1940H. 

1792, June 4. Guest, Joseph, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Real and personal to be sold. To the United 
Bretherens' Church, of Woolwich Twsp., said Co., £5. Children — 
Mary, William, Christinah, John, Elizabeth, Garrit and Rebecca 
Guest. The sons, each 2 shares of proceeds, when 21; the daughters, 
each 1 share. Executors — brother, Henry Guest, and cousin, Mat- 
thew Gill; also Guardians of children. Witnesses — Jacob Stille, 
George Katts and John Sharp. Proved Aug. 29, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 87. 

1793, Aug. 27. Inventory, £180.10.0; made by John Smith and 
William Hewes. File 18'55H. 

1793, Oct. 23. Gulick, James, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
James Gulick and Abraham Gulick. [No papers on file, recorded 
copy only.] Lib. 33, p. 231. 

1792, Aug. 24. Hagaman, Joseph, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co., 
will of. Wife, Eleanor, and sister, Secenute Hagaman, use of planta- 
tion and movables during their lives. Grandson, Joseph McCluchon 
(after decease of wife and sister), plantation and movables; he 
paying following bequests. Sons, Joseph, Francis and Cornelius, 
each 5 shillings. Grandson, Joseph Hagaman (son of Joseph), £7. 
Grandson, Joseph Hagaman (son of Francis), £7. Grandson, Joseph 
Robins, £7. Daughter, Cathrina Hagaman, loom she weaves on. 
Daughter, Tonake Hagaman, 5 shillings. Executors — wife Eleanor, 
and Joseph McCluchon. Witnesses — Samuel Johnston, Lawrence 
Updike. Proved Oct. 1, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 229. 

1792, Sept. 26. Inventory, £182.16.6; made by Samuel Johnston 
and Lawrence Updike. File 1609 J. 

1792, Aug. 14. Haggarty, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Eliakim Littell. Fellowbondsman — ^John Littell; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 53; File 7480-7481G. 

1795, Nov. 25. Haines, Ann and John, of Burlington Co. Wards. 

Children of George Haines, of said Co., dec'd. Said wards being out 

of the wardship of their Guardian in Soccage, make choice of 

William Irick, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Burr. 

Lib. 35, p. 255; File 11604C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 157 

1790, Nov. 25. Haines, Elizabeth, of Burlington Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Jeremiah Haines, late of Salem Co., dec'd; she makes 
choice of her uncle, William Haines, as her Guardian. Fellowbonds- 
man — Daniel Ellis; both of Burlington Co. Lib. 32, p. 554. 

1791, June 13. Inventory of the estate of Jeremiah Haines for 
the use of his daughter, Elizabeth, composed of bonds and notes, 
£607.14.5; appraised by Peter Shiras and Thomas Bispham. 

File 11334C. 

1795, Nov. 9. Haines, George, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — ■ 
Isaac Haines. Fellowbondsman — William Venicomb; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 255; File 11605C. 

1789, Feb. 8. Haines, Isaac, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Deborah, one cow, 1 horse, 2 feather beds and £30; 
also privileges of house with provisions from land and £r5 yearly, 
while widow. Son, Edmond, southeast end of home plantation 
whereon he now lives, adjoining land of Benjamin Haines and 
Joseph Thornton; also Vs part of cedar swamp. Son, John, north- 
west part of home plantation, adjoining land of Able Austin, 
Simeon Haines and Joseph Thornton; also % part of cedar swamp. 
Son, Isaac, remainder of home plantation and other Vs of cedar 
swamp; he paying his mother £15 yearly. To 4 daughters, Agnes, 
Elizabeth and Deborah Haines, residue of personal to be divided 
between them. (Son John not of age.) Executors — son, Isaac 
and nephew, William Haines. Witnesses — Job Haines, Benjamin 
Haines, Josiah Foster. Proved Sept. 28, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 218. 

1795, Sept. 16. Inventory, £609.8.8; made by Thomas Hollinshead 
and Isaiah Haines. File 11606C. 

1791, May 13. Haines, Jeremiah, of Burlington Co., late of 
Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — William Haines, of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 186. 
(There is no file number for this. See Elizabeth Haines (daugh- 
ter of said Jeremiah). Ward, for Inventory of his estate; 

File 11334C.) 

1794, Sept. 20. Haines, Noah, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Thomas Thorn, of Gloucester Co., and Nehemiah 
Haines, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Moses Wills, of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1794, Sept. 22. Inventory, £364.1.0; made by Thomas Hollinshead 
and William Venicomb. File 11544C. 

1794, Nov. 8. Haines, Simeon, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife (name not given), all lands to bring up children 
(not named), excepting house and blacksmith shop which are to be 
given to first son that marries. Witnesses — Isaiah Haines, Joshua 
Sharp, Job Haines. Proved Nov. 22, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 450. 

1794, Nov. 22. No Executor being appointed, Adm'rs to be Mary 
Haines and Stacy Haines. Fellowbondsman — Job Haines; all of 
said Co. 

1794, Nov. 25. Inventory, £1,017.18.0; made by William Rogers 
and Joseph Engle. File 11545C. 

1793, Nov. 1. Haines, Thomas, of Burlington Co., farmer; will of. 
Son, Samuel, home plantation and cedar swamp bought of Jonah 



158 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Woolman and Joseph Burr. Daughter, Mary Tash, £200, one high 
chest of drawers, bed and bedding. Daughter, Lydia Looks, £10 
(she having had her portion). Granddaughters, Meribe Haines and 
Mary Haines, each £25, when 18. Son, George, place bought of 
the Township of Northampton and % of farming utensils and 
residue. Son, Samuel the other V2 of farming utensils and 
residue. Executors — the 2 sons. Witnesses — John Hancock, John 
Fraser, Samuel Task, Proved Apr. 7, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 470. 

1794, Apr. 5. Inventory, £2,657.8.4; made by William Deacon 
and Samuel Haines. File 11546C. 

1791, July 14. Hall, John, of Bernard Twsp., Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Catherine, use of that part of plantation bequeathed to 
son Robert, until he is of age; then son, Robert, to support her 
during her widowhood. Daughter, Sarah, likewise to be supported 
while single and paid £2'5 by son, Robert, also a bay mare and one 
cow. Son, Robert, south part of plantation (122 acres) by lands 
of David and Robert Todd, Robert Cross, Jr., Richard Hall and 
James McKane, when 21. Eldest son, Isaac, and sons, John and 
Jacob, each £5 (they having received their part before). Son, 
Richard, to pay my daughter, Catherine Flatt, £25; he having re- 
ceived that much more than his portion. Son, William (not of age), 
100 acres off north part of plantation; he paying my daughter, Mary 
Cross, £25 in 5 years. Should either 2 sons (who are not of age) 
die without issue, their share to be divided between the survivor of 
them, my daughter Sarah, the eldest son (of sons Jacob and 
Richard), and the eldest daughter (of daughters Mary and Cathe- 
rine). Wife to have household furniture. After her decease, same 
to be divided between sons William and Robert. Residue of 
movables to be sold to pay debts. Executors — friend, Henry South- 
ard, Esq. and son, Richard Hall. Witnesses — Samuel Annin, James 
Boylan, Benj. Alward. Proved Mar. 20, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 430; File 939R. 

1792, Apr. 24. Hall, Joseph, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Antram. Fellowbondsman — Stacy Antrim; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 406; File 11440C. 

1791, Feb. 26. Halsey, Benjamin, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
Isaac Halsey, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — William Darly, Sr. 
Fellowbondsman — Jedediah Swan; both of said Co. Witnesses — 
David Osborne and Charlotte Osborne. 

Lib. 32, p. 512; File 7270-7277G. 
1794, July 5. Halsey, Benjamin, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
Isaac Halsey, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of William Halsey, Esq. 
— that the Guardian of the said ward is lately dec'd and that the 
said ward is possessed of considerable real and personal estate and 
is now a resident of the State of North Carolina, and he wishes his 
brother, Ichabod B. Halsey, appointed his Guardian. Fellowbonds- 
man — William Halsey; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 396; File 7980-7983G. 

1792, Mar. 7. Halsey, Jacob, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Isaac 
Halsey, of said Co., deceased. Said ward makes choice of Ichabod B. 
Halsey as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Sam'l Sayre; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 41; File 7482-7485G. 

1791, Feb. 18. Halsey, Jeremiah, of Wilmington, North Carolina. 
Ward. Son of Isaac Halsey, of Essex Co., N. J., dec'd. Said ward 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 159 

makes petition, dated Dec. 13, 1790, that Jedediah Swan be appoint- 
ed his Guardian, and to look after his interest in estate left by his 
father in New Jersey. Fellowbondsman — John Scudder; both of 
Essex Co. Lib. 32, p. 513; File 7276-7277G. 

1794, Oct. 7, Halsey, Jeremiah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Ichabod B. Halsey and William Halsey; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 394. 

1794, Nov. 11. Inventory, £156.14.9; made by Isaac Spinning 
and Benjamin Williams. File 7984r7989G. 

1794, Nov. 19. Halsted, William, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife (name not given), home farm of 200 acres (formerly 
belonging to father, Caleb Halsted) and negro boy, Jack, until 
youngest child is of age; also, 6 cows, all hogs, 2 horses and riding 
chair, pair of oxen, farming utensils and household furniture, while 
widow. Should she marry again, the £100 yearly from profits of 
farm. Mother, Rebecca Halsted, room in house with other privileges. 
Son, Caleb, salt marsh adjoining mouth of Elizabethtown Creek (8 
acres), bought of Mathias Williamson, Jr. Son, Jacob, 2 lots of 
meadow on both sides of road from Elizabethtown (one of 26 acres 
had from Elias Winans, the other, 2 acres, had of son Caleb), when 
21. Youngest children, William, Robert, Phebe, Oliver and John, 
home farm to be divided between them when youngest is of age. 
Son, Samuel, place formerly belonging to Benjamin Hetfield and 
meadow adjoining the creek bought of Jedidiah Wynans; also a 
horse. The brickyard, with 70 acres of pasture adjoining, to be 
rented until youngest child is of age; then residue of personal prop- 
erty to be divided amongst children. Executors — son, Caleb, 
brother, Robert Halsted, and nephew. Job Halsted. Witnesses — 
Mathias Williamson, Jr., Caleb Hetfield, Elihu Halsted. 

1794, Nov. 22. Codicil. Wife to have negro girl, Dine, 12 sheep 
and all hay and flax. Son, Jacob, also to be one of the Executors. 
Witnesses — Mathias Williamson, Jr., John Halsted, John Wiley. 
Proved Dec. 1, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 385; File 7990-7997G. 

1795, Jan. 28. Hamilton, Thomas, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Elishaba Hamilton. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Leonard; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 296. 

1794, Oct. 2. Inventory, £22.5.0; made by John Brick and Isaac 
Leonard. File 1941H. 

1795, April 21. Hampton, Daniel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Phineas Carman. Fellowbondsman — Dugel Campbell; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 201. 

1795, April 22. Inventory, £1,180.6.2; made by Dugel Camubell 
and William Manning. File 8615-8622L. 

1794, Sept. 29. Hampton, John Thomas, of Fairfield Twsp., Cum- 
berland Co.; will of. Wife, Mercy, ^^ of personal and Vs of real 
estate; also use of remainder of personal and real estate while 
widow for the expense of educating the children. Son, John, to 
study physic. Sons, William Harris Hampton, Isaac Harris Hampton 
and James Hucheson Hampton, to have sufficient schooling and to be 
apprenticed to some trade, when of suitable age. The .sons, % of 
estate not espended, when 21. Daughters (names not given), the 



160 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

other % not espended to be divided between them. Executrixes — 
wife, Mercy, and daughter, Anne H. Hampton. Witnesses — Jedidiah 
Ogden, John Bower, Pierson Harris. Proved Oct. 18, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 161; File 1061F. 
1792, Aug. 22. Hampton, Jonathan, of Essex Co. (See will of; 
Calendar of Wills— 1771-1780, p. 221-222; Lib. 20, p. 49). Petition 
of the children of Jonathan Hampton, deceased. Whereas, the Ex- 
ecutors, Mary Hampton, John Chetwood and Joseph Jelf, renounced, 
and administration was granted to Ann Frances Hampton, who 
is since, deceased, leaving part of the estate unadministered, it is 
requested that letters of administration be granted to Aaron Lane, 
Signed^-Jona. H. Lawrence (for his mother, Mrs. Dennis), Susan 
Jelf, Sally Jelf, Charles White (for his mother, Elizabeth White), 
Mary Jouet and Lydia Williamson. 

1792, Aug. 22. Bond for £6,000. Adm'r with will annexed — 
Aaron Lane. Fellowbondsman — Jona. H. Lawrence; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 56; File 7486-7489G. 
1795, Apr. 17. Hance, Ebenezer, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Esther Hance. Fellowbondsman — ^Jacob Hance; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 528; File 7225r7226M. 

1793, May 6. Hancock, William, of Burlington Co.; will of. Lands 
to be rented out until son is 21, and eldest daughter, Anna, 
maintained out of rents. Daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Ellen and 
Leticia, remainder of rents and movable estate, divided between 
them. Son, Elisha, all lands when 21, provided he maintains and 
takes care of his sister, Anna, during her life. Executor — brother, 
Thomas Hancock. Witnesses — Wm. Morris, John Miller, Wallace 
Wells. Proved Nov. 25, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 34. 

1793, Oct. 26. Inventory, £60.14.2; made by William Harris and 
George Hancock. File 11495C. 

1791, June 7. Hand, Aaron, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Hand. Fellowbondsman — Richard Townsend; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Thomas Shaw and Henry Stites. Lib. 32, p. 302. 

1791, June 7. Inventory, £32.18.9; made by Thomas Shaw and 
Henry Stites. File 550E. 

1793, Oct. 12. Hand, Cornelius, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of 
Shamgar Hand, of said Co., dec'd.; makes choice of Stephen Hand. 
Guardian — Stephen Hand. Fellowbondsman — David Hughes; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 280; File 587E. 

1792, Apr. 14. Hand, Japketh, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Rachel Hand and Jonathan Hand. Fellowbondsman — John Goff; 
all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 466. 

1792, Apr. 3. Inventory, £114.4.0; made by John Goff and Levi 
Cambrael. File •574E. 

1793, Feb. 27. Hand, Jerusha, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Shamgar Hewit. Fellowbondsmen — Carman Smith and Joseph Hays; 
all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 279. 

1793, Oct. 16. Inventory, £41,17.; made by Eben'r Newton and 
Joseph Hays. File 588E. 

1790, Sept. 16. Hand. Je««e, Sr., of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 161 

Sarah, my best horse and riding waggon, with Vz of personal pro- 
perty and the interest of all real and. personal property as long as 
she remains my widow. After the decease or remarriage of wife, 
son, Jeremiah, plantation whereon he now lives, and he is to pay 
£40, to my Executors 2 years after my wife's decease. Son, Enoch, 
£40. Son, Aaron, plantation whereon I now live; also small piece 
of cedar swamp near Riggs Bridge, son, Jesse, 2 tracts of land 
whereon William Napes lives; also 2 tracts of cedar swamp in the 
Upper Precinct. My islands of Sedge marsh, oyster and fishing 
grounds to be held and remain the property of all my children, viz., 
Mary Bowan, Jeremiah Hand, Aaron Hand, Sarah Sommen, Lydia 
Hand, Jesse Hand, Louis Hand, Enoch Hand and Deborah Hand. 
Daughters (above named), residue of personal property after wife's 
decease. Daughters, Lydia and Deborah, to have £50 each, the same 
as I have already given Mary and Sarah. Wife, Sarah, Trustee and 
Guardian of the children who are under age, and, if she die, my 
friend Pearons Leaming, to be Trustee. Executrix — wife, Sarah. 
Witnesses — Henry Stites, Amos Cresse, Christopher Sleasman, Eliza- 
beth Stites. Proved Mar. 22, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 298. 
1791, June 7. Inventory, £1,003.9.3; made by Thomas Shaw 
and Henry Stites. File 55 IE. 

1794, Nov. 27. Hand Jonathan, Jr., of Cape May Co. Ward. 
Son of Jonathan Hand of said Co., dec'd. Said ward makes choice 
of Eli Tovrasend, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Elijah Townsend; 
both of said Co. 

1796, Aug. 9. Said ward being out of the Wardship of his 
Guardian in Soccage makes choice of Elijah Townsend, Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Reuben Townsend; both of said Co. Witnesses — 
Thomas Townsend and John Holmes. 

Lib. 35, p. 110; File 605E. Lib. 36, p. 278; File 674E. 

1791, May 26. Hand, Mary, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jacob Swain. Fellowbondsman — Richard Townsend; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Christopher Ludlam and Spicer Leaming. 

Lib. 32, p. 303. 

1791, June 10. Inventory, £53.7.2; made by Nezer Swain and 
Eleazer Hand. File 552E. 

1794, July 31, Hand, Philip, of Cape May Co.; will of. Brother, 
Nathan Hand, to be given title to 2 tracts of land (formerly the 
Estate of Benjamin Taylor and purchased of Henry Stites, then 
Sheriflf) ; also £25; on condition that he deliver a bond for £143 
now in hands of my brother, Jeremiah Hand. Children, i.e., Nathan, 
Huldah, Ludlum, Philip and Precilla, rest of real and personal 
divided between them. Executors — friends, John Swain and Abijah 
Smith. Witnesses — John StancliflF, Joseph Warren, Richard Craw- 
ford. Proved Aug. 7, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 105. 

1794, Aug. 25. Inventory, £718.15.2; made by Henry Stites and 
Eli Townsend. File 606E. 

1795, Aug. 31. Hand, Rachel, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Philip Stites. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Holmes; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 189. 

1796, Jan. 30. Inventory, £283.4.6; made by Christopher Ludlam 
and Nathaniel Holmes. File 623E. 



162 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1791, Aug. 18, Hand, Rebecah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Eli Townsend. Fellowbondsman — Nezer Swain; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Judith Hughes, Lydia Eldridge. Lib. 32, p. 301 

1791, Apr. 22. Inventory, £120.5.2, made by James Godfrey, 
Richard Townsend. File 553E. 

1794, Feb. 6. Hankinson, Jemima, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Joseph Hankinson, of Readington Twsp., said Co. Fellowbonds- 
man— John Gregg, Jr., of Amwell Twsp., said Co., physician. 

Lib. 35, p. 140. 

1793, Dec. 4. Inventory, £50 (consisting of one share of a shad 
fishery on the River Delaware) ; made by Aaron Quinby and John 
Price. File 1679J. 

1794, Feb. 21. Hann, William, Sr., of Roxborough Twsp., Morris 
Co.; will of. (Advanced in years.) Wife, Else, use of house and 
movable estate during her life. Daughter, Anne Wiles, bond for 
£72 held against her; also £58. Daughter, Margaret Schuyler, bond 
for £57 held against her; also £73. Daughter, Mary Sharp, £10. 
Grand children (children of daughter Mary), i.e., sons, William 
Crammer, Mathias Crammer and Noah Crammer, each £12; and 
daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Anne, Mary, Dorothy, Elise and 
Margaret, each £12 (such as are 18, or when they are 18). My 3 
sons, Jacob, William and John to make provisions for wife; after 
her decease, the residue to be divided between them. Executors — 
the 3 sons. Witnesses — Robert Colver, Jacob Duffert, Frederick 
Young. Proved Feb. 27, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 142. 

1794, Feb. 18. Inventory, £752.7.6; made by Robert Colver and 
Jacob Duffert. File 847N. 

1792, July 1. Harbeson, Robert, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Brother, Adam Harbeson, V2 of the Shallop owned in 
partnership with Jacob Stanton; also kneebuckles and wearing 
apparel. Wife, Julianna, house and lot of 5 acres, during her life; 
after her decease, the same to her 3 children, Mary Curry, Nancy 
Curry and William Curry. Wife, the residue, and sole Executrix. 
Witnesses, James Stratton, Alexander Boyd, William Riley. Proved 
Sept. 13, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 104. 

1792, Aug. 31. Inventory, £160.0.0; made by Jacob Katts and 
W. Miller. File 20871. 

1790, Sept. 9. Hardenbergh, Jacob, Rev., of City of New Bruns- 
M^ck, Middlesex Co.; v/ill of. Wife, Dina, all personal property, 
the use and privileges of my place called Rosendall, Ulster Co., N. 
Y., and £40 yearly to be paid her by son, Lewis, while she remains 
my widow. Son, Lev/is, lands at Rosendall, north side of Roundout 
Creek, and certain tracts therein described south of creek to 
northerly side of river; subject to his mother's life interest in same; 
also all monies due me, etc., except bond given to Thomas Mac 
Kenis, of New Brunswick, in which my sons, Jacob and John, have 
become bound. Son, John, 300 acres at Rosendall, on southei'ly side 
of creek, to division line settled between Jacob Keyjer and me. 
Son, Jacob Rutsen, remainder of lands at Rosendall. The Rev. John 
Frelinghousen, my wife's former husband, left a personal estate, 
the property of his two children, Eva and Frederick, which came 
into my hands; also £150 left them by their uncle Hendericus 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 168 

Frelinghousen, deceased. I have brought up both children, and have 
given Frederick a complete college education and £100; and to Eva, 
at her marriage, £200, I made purchase of my father of 9,000 acres 
in Lot No. 37 in the Great or Hardenbergh Patent lying between the 
Papacunck and Fiskill, and he bequeathed me the whole of his in- 
terest in the lot; it was sold and a mortgage taken on same, but on 
failure of payment my Attorney and Agent, Lukas Elemondolph, 
repurchased the whole tract. To Frederick Frelinghousen, 1,'500 
acres of lot No. 37; to his sister, Eva, 700 acres (lot No. 37). 
Daughter, Rachel, 1,200 acres (lot No. 37). To the children of 
my deceased daughter, Polly, i.e. Dina, Caty, Jacob and Hendrick, 
each 400 acres; in all 1,600 acres lot No. 37. Sons, John and Jacob 
R., remainder of lands in lot No. 37, in equal shares. Daughters, 
Nela and Rachel, % part each, and children of daughter Polly, V-t 
part divided between them, and the 2 children of my deceased 
daughter, Laura, i.e., Caty and Jacob R., hi part between them, of 
the 10,000 acres of lot No. 3 of the Great or Hardenbergh Patent. 
Son, Lewis, residue and i-emainder of lands. Executors — sons, John, 
Jacob R., and Lewis. Witnesses — Nehemiah Vernon, John Nord- 
strand, Jacob Auke. Proved Mar. 10, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 418; File 7771-7780L. 

1771, Apr. 10. Haring, Abraham, of Orange Town, Orange Co., 
New York; will of. Wife, Martinije, 1 negro wench, mansion house 
and farm whereon I now live, and movable estate, during her widow- 
hood. Oldest son, Peter, Dutch Bible and walking cane; also house 
and farm now in his possession. Son, Abraham, home farm, after 
wife is married or deceased, he paying £200 for same. Son, Cor- 
nelius has already had his share. Sons, John and Abraham, 2 lots 
called the Church lots and each hi of residue. Daughters, Mary, 
wife of Hendrick Zabriskie, and Margaret, wife of Isaac Blanch, 
each 'V2 of residue. Executors — sons, John and Abraham. Witnesses 
— Yon Nagel, Christian Campbell, Thomas Outwater. Proved Mar. 
26, 1793, at Hackensack, Bergen Co., N. J. 

Lib. 33, p. 160; File 2303B. 

1786, Aug. 26. Haring, Abraham, A., of Harington Twsp., Bergen 
Co., yeoman; will of. To grandsons, David, Abraham and John, sons 
of son, Abraham, deceased, farm purchased of the late Henry Lud- 
low in said Township, adjoining farm of heirs of John Reiker, 
deceased (200 acres) ; also % of acres adjoining same purchased 
of Johannes Nagel; also lot of fresh meadow, lot No. 12, of 9 acres, 
adjoining the hi acre; also 2 acres in Orange Co., N. Y., purchased 
of Henry Ludlow, the same forming a plantation and to be held by 
them as tenants in common. Daughter, Mary, £60; to be paid by 
her brothers, £20 each, when she is 21. To son, David Haring, plan- 
tation in Harington Twsp., now in his possession, formerly granted 
by Letters Patent to Daniel D. Clark and others, west by Old 
Tappan Run, north by highway, and east by Abraham G. Blauvelt 
(127 acres); also piece of land purchased of Jacobus Blauvelt, of 
33 acres, and 18 acres of woodland purchased of Francis Van Sallee 
and Isabella Van Sallee; also 12 acres of swamp or woodland, called 
Old Tappan Green Bush, and a piece of woodland (20 acres) 
purchased of Johannes Nagel, and 3 acres of salt meadow purchased 
of David Blauvelt; also all my right and title to a mountain lot in 
Orange Co., N. Y. ; also my undivided part of tract of land granted 
to Daniel D. Clark and others. To grandson, Abraham, son of son, 
John Haring, deceased, plantation whereon I now live; north by lands 



164 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of Daniel Haring and the Church Ward, east by the fresh meadows, 
south by Thomas Eckersen and Liendert De Graw, west by lands 
of Abraham J. Haring, and a piece of woodland, before devised to 
my son, David; in all 155 acres; also piece of land in Orange Co., 
called the Hemp Meadow, bounded north by land of Gardner Jones, 
south by Johannes G. Bogert, (50 acres) ; also 1 acre of salt meadow 
purchased of Matthias Concklin in Orange Co., and a piece of fresh 
meadow in Harrington township (27 acres) ; provided my son, David, 
is given right of way across the farm to the highway. Daughtei', 
Sarah, wife of Abraham Haring, piece of ground lately purchased 
of my son-in-law, Abraham Haring by lands of Peter Haring and 
Thomas Eckerson (23 acres), for term of her life, and, after her 
decease, to her issue; if none, then to my other heirs. Son, David, 
my clock, for which he is to pay £12. Remainder of personal estate 
to be converted into money. To the 4 children of son, Abraham, 'hi 
of residue. To son, David, Vi part. To grandson, Abraham, son of 
son John, Vi part. The other V^ of residue to be put out to interest 
and the interest paid my daughter, Sarah, during her life, and the 
principal to her issue after her decease; if without issue, % to son, 
David, and the remaining % to the son of my son, John. Children 
of negro slave named Cate to be property of my daughter. Ex- 
ecutors — son, David Haring, and friend, John Haring, Esq. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Eckersen, John D. Haring, Cornelius D. Haring. 
Proved Dec. 7, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 538. 

1791, Dec. 8. Inventory, £1,188.14.5, made by Abraham Demarest 
and Thomas Eckersen. File 2169-2171B. 

1779, May 22. Harker, Daniel, Sr., of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife (name not given), 2 shares of personal and to live on home- 
stead, while widow. Oldest son, John, 300 acres that lies upon tjie 
brook that runs into the great pond; also 5 tons of hay yearly from 
other farms. Son, James, farm bought of Lazarus Adams with 24 
acres adjoining; also 3 other small parcels adjoining Hankinson's 
tract and lands of Stephen Royall (about 150 acres in all). Youngest 
sons, Daniel and Samuel, homestead farm with 30 acres bought of 
Israel Fowlson, to be equally divided between them, when 21. 
Daughter, Rachel, £10, with what she has already had. Daughters, 
Mary, Margaret and Elizabeth, each 1 share of personal estate. The 
4 sons, each Vz share of personal. Executors — friends, John Roy 
and William Hankinson. Witnesses — Charles Rhodes, Jonathan Baker 
and Samuel Kennedy Jr. Proved Jan. 19, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 129. 

1795, Jan. 19. John Roy and William Hankinson, executors, hav- 
ing renounced. Adm'rs — C. T. A. — Daniel Harker, Jr. and Samuel 
Harker. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Hankinson. 

1795, Jan. 7. Inventory, £989.13.9; made by Aaron Hankinson 
and Isaac Shaver. File 632S. 

1792, July 30. Harley, George, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Margaret Harley. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Weaver; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 444; File 1813H. 
1774, Mar. 10. Harned, Jonathan, [the Elder], of Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Judah, use of lands and movable estate during her 
life. To cousin [nephew], Nathaniel Harned (oldest son of brother 
Nathaniel Harned, as heir-at-law), lot of land bought of Benjamin 
Alfoard, by Samuel Pray's land; also, after wife's decease, a piece 
of salt meadow on north side of Gulf Creek. To Jonathan Harned 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 165 

(eldest son of cousin, Nathaniel Harned), lot of land joining John 
Foard's land; also piece of salt meadow on south side of Gulf Creek; 
also, after wife's decease, the remainder of lands. Should he die 
before 21 the same to his brother Isaac. Brother, Edward Harned, 
£12. To the Friends Meeting House, £20. After wife's decease re- 
mainder of movable estate to be divided between the children of 
Nathaniel Harned, John Harned and Nathan Harned; the boys when 
21, and the girls when 18. Executors — friends, Joseph Shotwell, 
merchant at Rahway, and his brother, Benjamin Shotwell. Proved 
Sept. 4, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 525. 

1794, Sept. 4. Joseph Shotwell and Benjamin Shotwell, Executors 
named in will, being both dec'd, administration was granted to Jona- 
than Harned, Jr. (with will annexed). Fellowbondsman — Jonathan 
Harned, Sr. ; both of Woodbridge Twsp., said Co. 

File 8449-84'52L. 
1791, Dec. 16. Harrlman, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Moses 
Hatfield. Fellowbondsman — Job Haines; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 509; File 7268-7269G. 
1791, July 27. Harrington, Edward, of Readington Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co. Adm'x — Jane Harrington. Fellowbondsman — Adrian Kin- 
ney; both of said Co, Lib. 32, p. 377. 
1791, Aug. 9, Inventory, £74,12.11, made by Thos. Hankinson and 
William Housel. 

1795, Aug. 7. Account by Adm'x. File 1561J. 

1793, Mar, 27. Harris, Amariah, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, Vs of personal property and Vs of real estate 
while my widow. Son, James, home plantation on Jones Island, 28 
acres from east end of 40 acres tract bought of David Peirson and 
% of cedar swamp at Buckshutem; also 4 head of cattle; he to pay, 
son George £35, Son, George, land and marsh at Peters Neck, 12 
acres of wood land (being remainder of 40 acres bought of David 
Peirson), and ^/^ of cedar swamp. (Sons under 21.) Sons, James 
and George, all timber on 200 acres called Bushes' Land. Daughters, 
Lydia, Mary and Violetta and expected child, remainder of movable 
estate divided between them, when each is 18, Land in Penns Neck, 
Salem Co., devised to me by my father, Thomas Harris, to be sold. 
Executors — brother, James Harris, and wife's brother, Norton Law- 
rence, Witnesses — Bathsheba Brooks, Jane Elmer and Eli Elmer. 
Proved July 20, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 119. 

1793, Apr. 10, Inventory, £519,5,10; made by James Howell and 
Ephraim Harris, File 1045F. 

1790, Aug. 10. Harris, Benjamin, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Phebe, use of farm and moveable estate for 7 years for bring- 
ing up my children that are under age; then Vs during her life. Son, 
John, farm whereon I now live, when 21; also my riding saddle and 
a brown heifer, and wearing apparel. Daughter, Lydia, a cow and 
£10, when 18, Daughters, Phebe and Betsey, £10 each, when 18 or 
when they marry. Daughter, Martha Burnet, 5 shillings above what 
she already has had. Land bought in partnership with Joseph 
Brewen and Barnabus Brewen, dec'd; also land adjoining Daniel 
Burnet and Ananias Genung, and meadow lot on Passaic River, all to 
be sold. Monies from sale of land and residue to be equally divided 
between my daughters. Executors — wife, Phebe, and friends, Joseph 



166 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Wood and Luke Miller. Witnesses — Kezia Denman, George Carter, 
John Blanchard. Proved Jan. 16, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 106; File 791N. 

1793, Apr. 13. Harris, Daniel and Mary, of Burlington Co. Wards. 
Children of Francis Harris, of said Co., dec'd. Said wards being out 
of the Wardship of their Guardian in Soccage; petition that William 
Harris be appointed their Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Ellis; 
both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 55; File 11496C. 

1786, Oct. 21. Harris, Ephraim, Sr., of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rezine, all goods she brought with her; also one horse, 
one cow and £40; also pi-ivilege of house. Sons, Ephraim, Thomas, 
John and Peirson the real to be divided between them; also, Ephraim, 
£5, Thomas, £10, John, £15 and Peirson, £15. Daughter, Jane West- 
cott, £45. Daughter, Hannah Harris, £60. Residue to be divided 
between all the children. Executors — the 4 sons. Witnesses — Will- 
iam Russell, Abigail Russell, David Newcomb. Proved Dec. 27, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 166; File 1062F. 

1792, May 12. Harris, James, Sr., of Piscataway Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co. ; will of. Wife, Ann, sundry household articles and furni- 
ture, 2 cows, 6 sheep and sundry provisions, with privileges of gar- 
den and house, during her widowhood. Eldest son. James, £50, to 
be paid by son David in 4 equal payments. Son, David, plantation 
and residue, he paying all debts and other legacies. Daughters, Jane 
and Rachel, each £20. Executors — Thomson Steile and Eder Ver- 
meule. Witnesses — Abraham Staats, James Voorhees, Isaac Brokaw. 
Proved Dec. 30, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 492. 

1794, Dec. 27. Inventory, £68.15.6; made bv James Voorhees 
and Isaac Brokaw. File 8443-8448L. 

1795, July 15. Harrison, Henry, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Harrison. Fellowbondsman — John Veghte, of the Eastern Pre- 
cinct, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 541; File 975R. 

1794, Mar. 4. Harrison, Matthew, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somer- 
set Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary Harrison, Isaac Harrison and John 
Brown; all of said place. Lib. 33, p. 448. 

1794, Feb. 13. Inventory, real, £126.0.0; personal, £105.07.0; 
made by John Brown and Jeramiah Oliver. File 940R. 

1788, Mar. 6. Harrison, Timothy, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, (name not given), movable estate during her life. 
Eldest son, Stephen, place where he lives, and part of home planta- 
tion, divided by line from road through middle of barn to first fence, 
thence easterly to line of David Lyon with all salt meadow; also mov- 
able estate after wife's decease; he paying debts. Sons, Mathew 
and Abraham, remainder of plantation, divided between them. 
Daughters, Phebe Herison and Mary Edwards, each £4.10. Executors 
— sons, Stephen and Matthew Herison [Harrison]. Witnesses — 
Michael Osbom, Nathan Jagger and John Jagger. Proved Aug. 27, 
1792. Lib. 33, p. 205; File 7708-7709G. 

1792, June 20. Harrison, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Edward Gibbs. Fellowbondsman — James Sloan; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 443; File 1814H. 
1791, May 4. Harsall, Elizabeth, of Readington Twsp., Hunterdon 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 167 

Co.; widow; will of. Grandson, Jeremiah Smith, Walter Smith and 
Harsall Smith, 66% acres of land in Amwell (Twsp.) on which Jere- 
miah and Walter now live; the stone house to be valued, (the eldest 
having first choice of house), and the value of house and land 
equally divided between them. Said grandson, % of personal prop- 
erty. Children of granddaughter, Sarah (now wife of James Eg- 
bert), i.e., Mary, Martha, John, Sarah, David and Elizabeth Egbert, 
the other % part divided equally between them. Executors — neigh- 
bors, Ezekiel Cole and Thomas Reading. Witnesses — ^Joseph Read- 
ing, Jr., Daniel Reading and James Reading. Proved May 2, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 210. 
1791, Dec. 12. Inventory, £332.13.5, made by Judiah Higgins and 
Joseph Reading, Jr. 

1796, May 5. Account by the Executors. File 1610J. 

1794, Aug. 7. Hartshorne, Esek, Sr., of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £500, best bed, 2 cows, one horse, all 
mahogany chairs, 6 silver spoons marked, R.A., and the profits and 
rents of my share of Atsion Iron Works and Saw Mills, during her 
life. Son, Richard, my clock. Son, William, silver tankard. Son, 
Esek, book-case. Daughter, Elizabeth, silver cup. Daughter, Han- 
nah, £100, bed, chest of drawers, dressing table and sleeve buttons. 
Land and remainder of personal property to be sold and proceeds 
divided between the 5 children. Executors — sons, Richard, William 
and Esek. Witnesses — John Brown, Joseph Brown, Jr., David Stout. 
Proved Apr. 11, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 504; File 7227-7228M. 

1795, Sept. 2. Hartshorne, Thamas, Sr., of Middletown, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Daughter, Margaret, £750 and silver tankard. 
Should said daughter die unmarried and without issue, grand- 
daughter, Elizabeth Hartshorne (daughter of son, Thomas), to have 
the silver tankard. Grandson, Thomas (son of son, Thomas), my 
belt and staff . Son, Thomas, the remainder. Executors — son, Thomas, 
and nephew, William Hartshorne. Witnesses — David Lewis, Jacob 
Lewis, Robert Hartshorne. Proved. Oct. 16, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 509. 

1796, Jan. 9. Inventory, £79.18.0; made by John Crawford, and 
John Taylor. File 7229-7234M. 

1790, Nov. 29. Harvey, Job, of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Son, Peter, plantation whereon I now live. Son, John, £20. To 
grandson. Job Harvey, son of my son Daniel, £50, when 21. To 
granddaughter, Lydia Harvey, daughter of son Daniel, largest look- 
ing glass and £4. Remainder of estate to son Peter. Executors — 
Son, Peter Harvey, and friend, Solomon Thomas. Witnesses — ^John 
Ridgway, Jacob Gibson, Abel Starkey. Proved Mar. 7, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 153. 

1791, Feb. 24. Inventory, £154.6.6, made by John Pope and Abel 
Starkey. 

1791, Mar. 7. Renunciation by Solomon Thomas. File 11384C. 

1790, Aug. 17. Harvey, John, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, £500; Vz of household furniture, 1 horse, 
1 cow, and privilege of house; also to be provisioned by nephews, 
John and Job Harvey, during her life. Nephews, John and Job 
Harvey, home plantation; also one adjoining purchased of John 



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Hollo way. To Folwell, Lydia and Achsah Harvey, (children of 
nephew, Daniel Harvey), £50 each, when 18. Meadow bought of 
Michael Buffin, my share of Bear Swamp and Swamp near Edge 
Pillock; all to be sold. Nephew, John Harvey (son of Job), residue 
and remainder. Executors — brother-in-law, Aaron Barton, and 
friend, William Satterthwaite. Witnesses — Jonathan Barton, Mathias 
Kerlin, John Pope. Proved Apr. 14, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 395. 

1792, Apr. 19. Renunciation by William Satterthwaite. 

1792, Apr. 9. Inventory, £613.2.7; made by William Wright and 
Jonathan Barton. File 11442C. 

1795, Nov. 2. Harvey, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Abigail Harvey. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Biddle. 

Lib. 35, p. 255; File 11607C. 

1784, Dec. 6. Harvey, Mary, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., widow; 
will of. To brother, Godfrey Handcock's 5 children, i.e., Mary, 
Abraham, Thomas, Ann, Sarah and Samuel, one moiety of legacy 
left me by my father, Godfrey Hancock, to be equally divided 
between them when of age. To brother, Hewlit Hancock and his 
son, Godfrey, the other moiety. To Isaac Hancock, (son of my 
brother, Godfrey), £5. To Godfrey Antram, (son of Thomas An- 
tram), £5. To Sarah Decou and Martha Scattergood, (daughters of 
Thomas Antram), £5 each. To Grace Rockhill, (wife of Edward 
Rockhill), £5. To Acsah, (daughter of my sister. Constant), a 
feather bed, blankets etc. To Ann, Mary and Peter Holloway, 
(children of my sister, Constant), £6 each. To aunt, Grace Han- 
cock, £20. To Mary Kerlin, (wife of Thomas Kerlin, Jr.), £3. 
To Elizabeth Leeds, (daughter of Benjamin Jones), and Elizabeth 
Gibbs, (wife of William Gibbs), £3 each. To Esther Morris, £10. 
To Mary Stokes, (daughter of Samuel Stokes), £5, when 18. To 
Amos Ellis, (son of Peter Ellis), £55, 6 chairs and a pewter tankard. 
To daughters of Peter Ellis, i.e., Elizabeth, high case of drawers; 
to Leaha, feather bed; to Sarah, 6 silver tea spoons marked S.E., 
and tea table; to Mary, low case of drawers, 6 silver spoons and tea 
tongs; to Phebe, dressing drawers, looking glass and 6 pewter 
plates; to aunt, Grace Hancock, and Aunt, Rachel Hancock, wearing 
apparel; to Miriam Ellis, a cloak and bonnet. Residue of estate to 
friend and relation, Peter Ellis, (son of Francis Ellis, deceased). 
Executor — Peter Ellis. Witnesses — Jonathan Barton, William 
Wright, Thomas Pancoast. Proved Apr. 25, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 123; File 11385C. 

1790, Hass, George, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Real and personal estate to be equally divided amongst friends, 
i.e., George Anthony, John Carpenter, Sr., Aaron Sibbits and Wil- 
liam Campbell. Executors — William Campbell and Aaron Sibbits. 
Witnesses — John Carpenter, Jr., Cornelius Neafus, Elizabeth Sibbits. 
Proved Mar. 31, 1794. Lib. 3'5, p. 125. 

1794, Apr. 14. Inventory, £187.13.6; made by Joseph Moore 
and Henry Baker. 

1795, Mar. 25. Account by Aaron Sibbits, acting Executor. 

File 1680 J. 

1791, Dec. 17. Hastings, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Treadway. Fellowbondsman — Nathan Treadway; both of said 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 215. 

1791, Dec. 23. Inventory, £54.18.07, made by James Wilson and 
Jeremiah Wood. File 1771H. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 169 

1793, Aug. 5. Hatheway, Benjamin, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Seth Babbit. Fellowbondsman — Frederick King; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 330; File 821N. 

1794, Dec. 5. Hatton, John, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Peter Wintermute and Charles Rhodes, Jr. Fellowbonds- 
man — Joseph Rhodes; all of said place. Lib. 35, p. 178. 

1794, Dec. 1. Inventory, £24.11.3; made by Edward Hunt and 
James Hoff. File 593S. 

1791, Jan. 20. Haviland, Benjamin, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Rebecca Haviland and Elias fatillweli; both of said Co. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Forman and Thomas Henderson. Lib. 32, p. 408. 

1791, Jan. 20. Inventory, £75.9.3 ¥2, made by Aaron Brewer, and 
William B. Covenhoven. File 6481r6484M. 

1793, Jan. 16. Hayman, Gabreal, of New Barbadoes Precinct, 
Bergen Co., will of. Wife, Elizabeth, real and personal estate 
during widowhood, or until youngest child is of age. Daughters, 
Regina, Elizabeth, Mary and Sara, each one cow and an out-set 
when married; Regina, £50 and Elizabeth, Mary and Saia, each £40 
after wife's decease or marriage. Daughter, Catrina, £50. Sons, 
Richard and David, each % of house and land; they paying the 
others for same. Son, Gabriel, one acre of farm next to John De- 
marest; he to study divinity. Son, George, £100. Son, John, £50. 
House in New York to be rented out until youngest child is of age, 
when house and movable estate to be divided amongst children. 
Silver spoons, silver tea tong and eight-day clock to be sold amongst 
children. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, Nicase Voorhees and Isaac 
Voorhees. Witnesses — Aert Cuyper, Jacob Debaun, Marya Debaun. 
Proved May 2, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 350; File 2513B. 

1791, Apr. 8. Haynes, [Hains], Henry, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex 
Co. ; will of. Wife, Margareth, choice of household furniture, to live 
in dwelling house with rents from plantation, while my widow. 
Should Doratha (my wife's sister's little girl living with us) marry 
Godfrid Clains, or, my sister's son, William Clains, or any other of 
my sister's sons, she and her husband shall have my plantation, 
paying my wife % of yearly income, while my widow. Should wife 
marry, she to have her % ; and should she not marry, Doratha and 
her husband, to pay my sisters, £150, after wife's decease. Should, 
Doratha, not marry one of my sister's sons, she shall have £50. 
Mother, Margareth, to continue to live in my house and receive the 
interest of £460 left from the estate of my father, Peter Hains, 
dec'd. After mother's decease, residue of father's estate to be 
divided into 6 equal parts: children of dec'd sister Mary, one part; 
sister, Margaret, or, her children, one part; sister, Elizabeth or, her 
children, one part; sister, Catharin, one part (to go to her sister's 
children at her decease) ; sister, Ehrislina, one part, and wife, Mar- 
gareth, one part. Vz of mill with buildings and land to be sold if 
Jonathan Hill and Joseph Hill pays for the other half, otherwise, 
all to be sold and money put to interest, except £10 to the Dutch 
Meeting House, and £50 for a school near Jonathan Hill's Bridge, 
for the use of poor children. To god-son, Henry Deetz (son of 
Christopher Deetz), £5. To god-son, Henry Welse, £10. Should 
wife have an heir by myself, all to said heir; if not, after wife's 



170 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

decease, god-son, Henry Bidleman, £25 and Jacob Rope (a son of 
wife's brother), £10. The residue, (except money which wife had 
from her father's estate which shall go to her brothers and sisters), 
to be divided between above named sisters or their children. Ex- 
ecutors — friend, David Kern and brother-in-law, John Brown, black- 
smith. Witnesses — Jacob Kerr, Jacob Welts, Jacob Steel Smith. 
Proved Oct. 12, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 335. 

1793, Oct. 9 and 10. Inventory, £1,601.4.3 and £149.10 (set 
apart for the widow) : made by Jonathan Hill and William Drake. 

File 559S. 

1795, Aug. 26. Hazlitt, James, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Real and personal to be sold. Wife, Catherine, use 
of estate during her life; then to be divided among children after 
her decease. Daughters, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth and Catherine, 
each 1 share. Son, William, 2 shares. Executors — friends, William 
Hazlitt and Joseph Groff. Witnesses — Mathias Honness and Conrad 
Honness. Proved Sept. 14, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 158. 

1795, Sept. 12. Inventory, £321.3.4; made by Peter Sowers and 
Elijah Blackwell. 

1799, Aug. 7. Account by William Hazlitt. Executor. 

File 17 12 J. 

1791, Dec. 13. Headley, Samuel, Sr., of Stafford Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Martha, Vs of real and personal estate 
during her life. Sons, Moses and Joseph, each Vs of real and 
personal estate. Daughters, Mary Crammer, Elizabeth Headly and 
Sarah Headly, each £5. Daughters, Martha, Louisa and Abigail 
Headly, each £2. Son, Ezekiel Cooper Headly, £3. Executors — wife, 
Martha, and son, Moses. Witnesses — James Wright, Hannah Wright. 
Proved Sept. 3, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 317. 

1792, Feb. 11. Inventory, £166.8.5; made by Job Southard and 
Richard Crammer. File 6719-6724M. 

1776, July 6. Heard, Nathaniel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
planter; will of. Wife, Mary, choice of, room, furniture, one negro 
boy and girl, one horse and chair, and 6 milch cows; she to be 
maintained while my widow. Sons, John, James and William, all 
lands divided between them. (William not of age.) Daughters, 
Phebe, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah, £400 each; to be paid by sons 
when girls come of age. Sons, V2 of remainder; daughters, the other 
half. Executors — the 3 sons, (John, James and William). Witnesses 
— George Herriot, Samuel Heard, Samuel F. Parker. Proved Dec. 6 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 247. 

1792, Dec. 3. Inventory, £1,581.5.10; made by Christopher Marsh 
and Thomas Edgar. File 8029-8034L. 

1794, May 1. Heaton, Daniel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Martha 
Heaton. Fellowbondsman — Jabesh Heaton; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 157. 

1794, Apr. 25. Inventory, £54.16.6; made by Jabesh Heaton and 
William McKewon. File 848N. 

1793, Aug. 13. Heaton, James, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Jabesh Heaton and Paul Drake. Fellowbondsman — 
Benjamin Hart; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 330. 

1793, Aug. 13. Renunciation by Susannah Heaton, the widow. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 171 

1793, Aug. 21. Inventory, £143.7.; made bj' Benjamin Hart and 
Isaac Starke and John Ayers. File 822N. 

1792, Nov. 26. Heaton, Richard, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son 
of John Heaton, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the wardship of his 
•Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Paul Wilmerton, Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Robert Thomas; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 257; File 11443C. 

1782, Aug. 19. Hedgens, Joseph, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sai-ah, 8 acres of land running down to Reuben 
Clark's line; the same to contain the house, the lot before the door 
and the meadow back of the house towai-d the Island. Son, Edward, 
42 acres (remainder of farm), when 21, and rest of the land after 
wife's decease. Daughters, Rhody and Sarah, £12 each, to be paid 
by son, Edward, when he takes possession. Wife, remainder of 
moveable estate. Eldest son, Joseph, £5. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
and Josiah Hall. Witnesses — -John Mcintosh, Bethuel Willis, Abigail 
Hall. Proved Feb. 24, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 8. 

1791, Feb. 14. Inventory, £40.7.10, made by David Broadwell and 
James Ketcham. File 768N. 

1792, Sept. 15. Hedger, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Ann Hedger. FelloAvbondsman — Michael Morgan; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 441. 

1792, Sept. 12. Inventory, £312.6.2; made bv Isaac Tomlinson 
and John Hider. File 1815H. 

1793, Oct, 26. Hageman, Michael, of Hillsborough, Somerset Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Jane Hegeman, Michael Hegeman, Michael Van 
Derveer, Jacobus Vanderveer and Garret N. Garretson; all of said 
Co. Fellowbondsman — John Van Derveer, of same place. 

Lib. 33, p. 275. 

1793, Oct. 22. Inventory, £900.3.; made by Isaac Davis and 

George Van Neste. File 916R. 

1792, Feb. 27. Height, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Height. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Willson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 314; File 8035-8036L. 
1788, May, 13, Helms, John, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Cathrine, a feather bed, etc., a chest of drawers, one 
riding horse and side saddle, a wagon and one cow. Son^ John, all 
my lands in trust for life, then to his heirs, but if he dies without 
issue, then to be divided between my two grandsons, John and 
James Flanagin. Daughter, Magdelena Sumers, and my granddaugh- 
ters, Elizabeth and Sarah Flanagin, residue of personal. Grandson, 
John Helms, £5, to be paid by my son, John Helms, out of real 
estate. Executors — James Flanagin, Sr., and Jacob Wright, Esq. 
Witnesses — Robert Habeson, John Harker, Juliana Harbeson. Proved 
Dec. 15, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 241; File 1843Q. 

1793, Apr. 30. Helms, Robert, of Bernardstown, Somerset Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Sarah Helms and Moses McCollum. Fellowbondsman 
— Abner Johnson; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 274. 

1792, Nov. 4. Inventory, £280.1.8; made by David Kirkpatrick 
and John Armstrong. File 917R. 



172 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1791, Nov. 26. Hemmion, Stephen, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Nicholas Hemmion. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Hemmion; both of said 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 544; File 2131B. 

1795, Nov, 26. Hendershot, Isaac, of Greenwich, of Sussex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Sarah Hendershot and Jacob Shipman. Fellowbonds- 
men — Jesse Barber and John Sherrerd; all of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 135. 

1795, Nov. 17. Inventory, £450.5.9; made by Mathias Shipman 
and Jesse Barber. File 633S. 

1793, Jan. 8. Hendershot, John, of Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Elizabeth, whole estate until youngest child is of age, then she to 
have 1 equal third part; the remainder divided to be between the 
children (not given by name). Executors — Peter Bell and Robert 
Bell. Witnesses — Joseph Hamson, Henry Roof, Edmond South. 
Proved Mar. 12, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 337. 

1793, Feb. 9. Inventory, £125.19.7; made by Daniel Predmore 
and John Cassady. File 560S. 

1792, June 29. Henderson, James, of Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Ann, homestead plantation during her life; also eight 
day clock and choice of furniture, a negro wench and 2 children. 
If farm is sold, wife, Va ; sons, David and William, each Va ; but 
if not sold during wife's life time, sons %, and Va divided between 
daughters, Rachel, Susanna and Oreenath. Rest of lands and mov- 
ables to be sold; sons, %; the 3 daughters and grandson, James 
Kruson, % divided between them. Step-sons, Nathaniel and John 
Coleman, £20 each (from sale of farm after wife's decease). Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Ann, and Daniel Willinson and John Vandevoort. 
Witnesses — Jacob Winegarner, Edward Henderson and Reuben 
Decker. Proved Nov. 21, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 238. 

1792, Nov. 9. Inventory, £307.14.2; made by Thomas Hamlen 
and Joseph Hixon. File 1611 J. 

1794, Feb. 20. Henderson, James, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Abraham Montanye, Jr., of Somerset Co., yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Starke, of Roxbury, Morris Co. Lib. 35, p. 180. 

1794, Mar. 21. Inventory, £45.1.2.; made by Peter Smith. 

File '5998. 

1794, July 15. Hendrickson, Andrew, of Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Hendrickson. Fellowbondsman — John Swift; both 
of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 81; File 1891H. 

1791, June 14. Hendrickson, William, of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert Imlay. Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Rogers; both of said Co. Witnesses — Samuel Forman, Jr., 
Thos. Henderson. Lib. 32, p. 410; File 6485-6486M. 

1793, Mar. 17. Henry, John, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Negro slave. Jack, his freedom upon payment of £15 
with security, and negro slave, Jane, her freedom upon payment of 
£5. Movable estate to be sold to provide for children until daughter, 
Ann, is 18, when real estate is to be sold and total proceeds of 
real and personal equally divided among the 3 children, i.e., Hope, 
Ann and John T. Henry. Executors — Samuel Thatcher and Thomas 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 173 

Reading, of Amwell Twsp., said Co. Witnesses — John Yard, Jr., 
Cornelius Polhemus, Polly Polhemus. Proved Aug. 8, 1793. 

Lib. 32, p. 282. 

1793, July 1. Inventory, £137.3.; made by Elisha Barton and 
Cornelius Polhemus. 

1803, Feb. 5. Account by Thomas Reading, one of the Executors. 

File 1634J. 

1794, Sept. 6. Henry, Samuel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Sister, Frances Henry, £800, when 18. Sister, Mary Henry, 
£800, when 18. To Mary Bellville (daughter of Dr. Nicholas Bellville), 
£300, when 18; should she die before 18, her sister, Sarah Bellville, 
to have the £300. To Nancy Bellville (wife of Dr. Nicholas Bellville), 
a horse, riding chair and household furniture. Negro man, Peter, to 
be free. Brother, George Henrj', all real and residue. Executors — 
brother, George Henry and Chas. Axford. Witnesses — Benjamin 
Smith, Peter Howell and John Bellerjeau. Proved Feb. 21, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 144. 

1795, Jan. 28. Inventory, £1801.18.; made by Bernard Hanlon 
and Abraham G. Claypoole. 

1799, Mar. 4. Account by the Executors, showing total amount 
of estate to be £2950.7.1. File 1713J. 

1794, July 18. Heritage, Joseph, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Nathan Heritage. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Porter; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1794, Sept. 25. Inventory, £155.3.11; made by John Cox and 
Thomas Porter. File 11547C. 

1793, Jan. 17. Heritage, Ruth, of Evesham Twsp:, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son-in-law, Jacob Carman, £'5. Granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Carman, all pewter. Grand children, i.e., Hannah, Elizabeth, Joshua, 
Joseph and Mary Carman, the residue, divided between them. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, Joshua Stokes. Witnesses — John Haines, Solomon 
Haines and James Hemingway. Proved Feb. 24, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 30. 

1793, Feb. 18. Inventory, £55.16.8; made by Bethuel Moore and 
Enoch Haines. File 11497C. 

1784, Apr. 14. Herriot, David, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, a bed with furnishings and £15 yearly, while 
my widow. Son-in-law, Ephraim Herriot, house and farm whereon 
I now live; he to pay legacies to my children after wife's decease. 
Grandson, David Thompson, a lot on High St., Perth Amboy. Daugh- 
ter, Margaret, £50. Daughter, Isabell, £10. Son, Alford, £40. Son, 
John, £80. Daughter, Elizabeth, £50. Daughter, Sarah, £70. 
Youngest daughter, PoUe, all movable estate in Woodbridge. Ex- 
ecutors, son, Alford Herriot, and son-in-law, Ephraim Herriot. 
Witnesses — Robert Coddington, William Inslee and Peggy Codding- 
ton. Proved Nov. 28, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 256. 

1792, Nov. 22. Inventory, £80.10.0; made by William Inslee and 
Samuel Herriot. File 8037-8040L, 8205-8206L. 

1795, Feb. 16. Hetfield, Caleb, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — John 
Blanchard and William Shute, of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 501. 

1795, Feb. 17. Inventory, £916.15.9; made by William Woodruff 
and Benjamin Winans. File 8294-8305G. 



174 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

[Not dated.] Hetfield, Cornelius, Sr., of Elizabethtown, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, annual interest from £600 during 
her life; provided she gives release for an agreement of £200 pay- 
able as her right of dower; also bed with furnishings. Grand- 
daughter, Susan, wife's bed after her decease. To John Blanchard, 
William Shute and Aaron Ogden, in trust, the plantation whereon 
deceased son Caleb lived (purchased from John Halsted, dec'd), 
with upland and salt meadow adjoining to southward between land 
late of Caleb Halsted, dec'd and Thompsons Creek; Trustees to 
raise £800 from rents and profits of said land for the use of the 4 
daughters of dec'd son Caleb, and to equally divide the said £800 
between them when they marry or are 21; said plantation and lands 
to then pass to son Cornelius Hetfield (should he return to New 
Jersey) and be entailed unto his oldest son. Shovild said son Cor- 
nelius not take possession, grandson Cornelius James Hetfield (son 
of son Abner, dec'd) to have possession, being entailed to his eldest 
son; should said grandson Cornelius be in default of issue, possession 
of said lands to pass to grandson, Lewis Blanchard (son of sonrin- 
law John Blanchard), being entailed to his eldest son and other male 
issue. Testator's house and lot in Elizabethtown bounded south by 
counti'y road, northwesterly by small lot deeded as gift to daughter, 
Abigail Vergerau, northeasterly by land late of Ebenezer Spinning, 
dec'd and a small run of water; a tract of woodland purchased of 
Abraham Hetfield, dec'd, corner of plantation formerly Dr. Burnett, 
dec'd on lower road from Elizabethtown to Rahway along John 
Ogden's land to corner of Morris Pletfield's land to land late of 
Samuel Winans, dec'd, thence around several courses back to road 
(30 acres); a salt meadow in Elizabethtown northwest comer of 
house of Ichabold B. Halsey (formerly David Smith's dec'd), east 
to Elizabethtown Creek and to landing of John Blanchard, (4 
acres) ; lot of land in Elizabethtown southwest side of country road 
adjoining Parsonage land (Presbyterian Church) and where Robert 
Little formerly lived to Edward Spinning's land; said tracts to be 
held in trust with profits payable to grandson, Cornelius James 
Hetfield, during his life and entailed to his eldest son. Granddaugh- 
ters, Mary and Abigail (children of deceased son Abner), £100 
each and house and lot opposite the Parsonage ( 1 V2 acres) and 
adjoining land late of Ebenezer Spinning, dec'd. Son-in-law, John 
Blanchard, salt meadow in Great Meadows purchased of Benjamin 
Foster, dec'd; also 3 acre lot with house in Elizabethtown, corner of 
lot given for use of grandson Cornelius, opposite dwelling house of 
John DeHart, Sr., westerly to corner against where Robert Siddle 
formerly lived. Daughter, Abigail, (10 acres) remainder of wood- 
land purchased of Abraham Hetfield, dec'd between land of John 
Ogden and Morris Hetfield; also salt meadow, (9 acres), between 
John Stites and John Brown and all household furniture. Son, 
Cornelius, tract of land purchased from Calvin Ely, (being part of 
tract purchased from William Halstead by dec'd son Caleb), also 
note for £2000 owed to him to be paid. Granddaughters, Abigail, 
Hannah and Catherine (daughters of dec'd son Caleb), land pur- 
chased from Amos Terril (deed dated. Mar. 7, 1795) being un- 
divided half of farm formerly belonging to Daniel Tooker and sold 
and conveyed by Robinson Thomas to Aaron Winans and Caleb 
Hetfield, dec'd, the undivided half being conveyed by said Aaron 
Winans to said Amos Terril and contains 16^,^ acres bounded on 
northwest by land of Moses Meeker and Daniel Halsey, southeast 
by Mr. Crane, southwest by land late of Robinson Thomas and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 175 

Joseph Gibbs; said land to be held by them as tenants in common 
with rents until of age; also, each £400, when 21. Granddaughter, 
Elizabeth (daughter of dec'd son Caleb), £400, when 21. Grand- 
daughter, Abigail (wife of grandson Lewis Blanchard), £400; also 
the £600 principal left wife after her decease. Grandson, Cornelius 
Blanchard, 2 acres of upland and salt meadow in Elizabethtown, 
north of landing corner of John DeHart, Sr. ; also silver tankard 
and residue of bonds and notes. To Sarah Tobin and Ann Salnave, 
each £50. Executors — John Blanchard, William Shute and Aaron 
Ogden. Witnesses — Isaac Spinning, Stephen Wheeler and Abraham 
Mann. Proved Mar. 23, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 3. 

1795, Mar. 20. Inventory of bills, bonds and notes with interest, 
£5,433.19.4; made by Caleb Halsted, Jr. and Isaac Spinning. 

1795, Mar. 24. Inventory of household goods and farming 
utensils, £247.13.6; appraised by same. File 8306-8347G. 

1793, Sept. 5. Hevener, Margaret, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Mary Hevener, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward having 
real and personal estate, makes choice of Henry Hevener of Hope- 
well as her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — John Snook, of Amwell; 
both said Co. Lib. 33, p. 314; File 1635J. 

1790, April 5. Hewes, George, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Heziah, one horse, saddle and bridle 
and 2 cows, household furniture and store of provisions; also interest 
from monies from sale of real and personal estate until daughters 
are 18. Daughters, Lydia and Mary, an equal division of monies, 
when 18. Should daughters both die before of age, monies to be 
divided between brother's children. Matthew Gill appointed attorney 
to sign deed for land sold to brother, Caleb Hewes. Executor — 
brother, Caleb Hewes. Witnesses — Joseph Branson, James Spring 
and Matthew Gill. Codicil. Wife to have Vs of monies should both 
daughters die, and brother's children the remainder. Witnesses — 
the same. Proved April 23, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 278. 

1795, April 13. Inventory, £133.4.10; made by Matthew Gill and 
John Smith. File 1942H. 

1791, Mar. 8. Hewes, Rebecca, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Samuel Hewes, of said Co., dec'd; having real and personal 
estate, makes choice of Samuel Tonkins, of said Co., as her Guar- 
dian. Fellowbondsman — William Hewes; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 216; File 1772H. 

1793, Mar. 25. Hewit, Humphrey, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son 
of Aszariah Hewit, of said Co. dec'd. Said ward being out of Ward- 
ship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Philip Hand, 
Guardian. Fellowbondsman — ^Joseph Hildreth; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 280; File 589E. 

1795, Jan. 27. Hewitt, Caleb, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Benjamin Allen. Fellowbondsman — John Sparks; both of said Co. 

Lib. 3'5, p. 301. 

1794, Oct. 15. Mary Hewitt, the widow, relinquishes her right 
of administration in favor of Benjamin Allen, the principal creditor. 

File 1943H. 

1793, Nov. 1. Hewlings, Abraham, Sr., of the City and Co. of 

Burlington ; will of. To cousins, Abraham Hewlings and Joseph 



176 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Hewlings, and friend, James Kinsey, house and lot in Pearl Street, 
formerly belonging to father, together with 2 adjoining lots pur- 
chased from brother-in-law, Thomas Polgreen and from Okey Hoag- 
landt; also northerly part of plantation (80 acres) on road from 
Burlington to Dunk's Ferry; also meadow and lot purchased from 
James Sterling; all in trust for use and benefit of son, Joseph, who 
is to occupy same during his life. Should son, Joseph, marry and 
have issue, same to be equally divided amongst them after his 
decease. Son, Joseph, various articles of furniture and silver, all farm- 
ing utensils and the interest from the sale of % of personal property; 
all during his life. Should son, Joseph, die without issue, estate 
left him in trust to be divided among surviving children of sons, 
Abraham and Thomas. Grandson, Abraham (son of son, Abraham), 
silver cann and 2 large and 2 small silver spoons left son Joseph, 
after his decease. To James Kinsey, Abraham Hewlings and Joseph 
Hewlings (aforesaid Trustees), land on the Delaware formerly John 
Blackwell's; also remaining part of plantation in Burlington; also 
tract called Jenny's Jump in Sussex Co.; also lot near City Wharf 
with cooper's shop, another lot in City, bounded south by lot former- 
ly of Daniel Smith, dec'd, north by lot formerly of Richard Wright, 
dec'd, now belonging to George Painter (lot 4% acres); also tract 
of land near Pequeala Mountain of 400 acres; also all shares of 
Propriety and all lands in Salem Co. Said real, except 
that in the City of Burlington, to be sold and proceeds, 
together with proceeds of Vs of personal property to be invested, 
and income used for the children of son, Thomas, dec'd; remain- 
ing real estate and principal to be divided among said grand- 
children as they come of age. To grandson, Abraham (son of son 
Thomas, dec'd), silver tankard marked with initials of his name. To 
grandson, Thomas (son of son Thomas), 2 large and 2 small silver 
spoons and silver pepper box; all when of age. To granddaughters 
(unnamed, daughters of son, Abraham) remainder of silver and Vs 
of household furniture. To grandsons, Thomas and Abraham (sons 
of son, Abraham), saw-mill with lands within 10 miles of saw mill 
and monies from sale of % of personal; all in trust, interest to be 
paid annually to son, Abraham, for the education and maintenance 
of all his children, and the real to be divided between his sons when 
of age. Black slaves, William Hooper and George Saunders, I hereby 
manumit; William to pay £3 yearly to James Sterling, and George 
£5 yearly to Executors, to provide for their maintenance in old age. 
Executors and Trustees — cousins, Abraham Hewlings, of Chester, 
Joseph Hewlings, his brother, and James Kinsey, of Burlington. 
Witnesses — Okey Hoagland, Esek L. Hartshorne, James Kinsey, Jr. 

1794, June 23. Codicil. North part of plantation of 80 acres 
fronting the Delaware being sold to George Painter for £800, and 
meadow bought of James Sterling, also sold to Painter, for £100; 
said monies to be in trust for use of son, Joseph; principal to be 
divided among his issue, if any, at his decease, otherwise among 
children of son, Thomas Polgreen Hewlings, dec'd, when of age. 
Witnesses — John Lawrence, Robert Pearson, James Kinsey, Jr. 
Proved Nov. 26, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 543 

1795, Sept. 10. Inventory, £4906.1.8; made by Andrew Craig 
and John Elton. 

1795, Nov. 26. (The Executors named in the will having re- 
nounced). Adm'rs, C. T. A. — John Burr and John Hoskins, Jr. 
Fellowbondsmen — Henry Burr, Jr., and John Hoskins. 

File 11608C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 177 

1793, Oct. 16. HewHngs, Thomas, P., of Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Abraham Gardiner. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Hewlings, 
Jr.; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 53. 

1793, Oct. 16. Inventory, £44.8.6; made by William Lowden. 

File 11498C. 

1795, June 8. Hide, John, of Western Precinct, Somerset Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Benijah Stout. Fellowbondsman — John Parker, of 
Hillsborough Twsp., said Co. Lib. 33, p. 540. 

1795, Feb. 3. Inventory, £31.10.9; made by John Pecker and 
Dominicus Van Dyke. File 976R. 

1794, Oct. 24. Hidley, George, Sr., of Oxford, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — George Hidley, Jr. and Jacob Creveling; Isoth of said place. 
Fellowbondsman — Jacob Creveling, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 179. 

, . Renunciation by Sophia Hidley in favor of her son, 

George Hidley, and her son-in-law, Jacob Creveling. 

1794, Oct. 6. Inventory, £244.11.10; made by John Scott and 
John Summers. File 594S. 

1786, Oct. 16. Higbee, Edward, of Galloway, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, my mare and horse, 2 cows, all sheep, and furni- 
ture; also her maintenance while my widow. Sons, Jeremiah and 
Richard, all land, meadow and cedar swamp. Servant lad, George 
Simkins, £20, when 21. Executors — wife, Sarah, and son, Jeremiah 
Higbee. Witnesses — Enoch Leeds, Sarah Collins and George Ed- 
wards. Proved Sept. 30, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 82. 

1793, Mar. 26. Inventory, £65.16.9.; made by Enoch Leeds and 
Jacob Stokes. File 18'56H. 

1791, Jan. 11. Higgens, William, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Shute. Fellowbondsman — John Blanchard; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 510; File 7282-7283G. 

1792, Apr. 20. Hilderman, George, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Ann Hilderman. Fellowbondsman — Enoch Allen; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 443. 

1792, Apr. 18. Inventory, £307.17.9; made by Enoch Allen and 
Jacob Gosling. File 1816H. 

1793, Mar. 5. Hildreth, Ephraim, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Thomas Gandy, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — David Hildreth, yeo- 
man; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 280. 

1793, Mar. 19. Inventory, £197.10.10; made by Constantine Carll 
and Clark Nottingham. File 590E. 

1789, Nov. 16. Hildreth, Zibiah, of Cape May Co.; will of. To 
my 2 sisters, Rebecca Townsend (wife of Daniel Townsend) and 
Rachel Dole (wife of Isaace Dole) each V3 of wearing apparel and 
each % of residue. To Rachel Scull (daughter of John and Deborah 
Scull), Vs of wearing apparel and a bed. Nephew, Levi Corson (son 
of brother Levi Corson) £75 and a cow and calf; money in trust 
until he is 21. To Jesse Scull (son of John and Deborah Scull), £7. 
To the Anabaptist Church of Cape May, £5. To my youngest bro- 
ther, Jesse Corson, £30. Brothers Rem and Peter Corson, each % 



178 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of residue. Executor — friend Philip Hand. Witnesses — Joseph Nor- 
bury, Silas Eldredge, Hannah Eldredge. Proved May 4, 1790. 

Lib. 32, p. 287. 

1791, Mar. 11. Inventory, £181.16.10; made by Nicholas Stillwell 

and Christopher Ludlam. File 554E. 

1794, Aug. 14. Hile, Philip, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Hile, of said Co. [No original papers on file]. Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1794, June 2. Hill, Ann, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas 
Hill. Fellowbondsman — Henry Lupp; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 536; File 8441-8442L. 

1791, Sept. 26. Hill, James, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of William 
Hill, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — William Hill, of New York. Fel- 
lowbondsman — David Banks, of Newark, said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 513; File 6986-6991G. 

1792, Feb. 14. Hilliard, Isaac, Hannah, Elizabeth and Rebecca, of 
Burlington Co. Wards. Children (under 14) of John Hilliard of 
said Co., dec'd. On petition of their mother Frances Hilliard. Guard- 
ian — Frances Hilliard. Fellowbondsman — William Haines; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 409; File 11444C. 

1791, May 13. Hilliard, Mary, of Burlington Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of John Hilliard, of Northampton Twsp,, of said Co., deceased. 
Said ward having real and personal estate makes choice of her 
mother, Frances Hilliard, as her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Will- 
iam Haines; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 186; File 11386C. 

1794, Aug. 29. Hillman, Daniel, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah Hillman. Fellowbondsman — John Hider; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 80. 

1794, Aug. 23. Inventory, £226.19.6; made by Isaac Tomlinson 
and Ephraim Tomlinson. File 1892H. 

1791, Mar. 19. Hillman, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Mary Hillman and Samuel Cheesman. Fellowbondsman — John 
Thorn; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 213. 

1791, Mar. 22. Inventory, £193.15.11, made by John Wild and 
John Wider. File 1773H. 

1795, Mar. 1. Hillman, Seth, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. V/ife, Ruth, household goods, 1 cow and horse and profits of 
plantation until son, Samuel, is of age, then £20 yearly. Son, Sam- 
uel, that part of plantation at south branch of Great Timber Creek 
bounded by lands of Samuel Hillman and Joseph Clement, cutting 
across to upper line by Samuel Jaggard's and Uriah Cattell's land 
(150 acres) ; also cedar swamp in Gloucester Twsp. by lands of Abel 
Nicholson (late John Mickle, dec'd). Remainder of lands to be sold. 
Daughters, Abigail, Hannah and Sarah, monies from sale of land 
and personal property to be equally divided between them, when 18. 
Executors — wife, Ruth, and friend, Micajah Clement. Witnesses — 
Abel Clement, David Cattell and George Hudson. Proved April 13, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 280. 

1795, April 1 and 3. Inventory, £346.15.3; made by William Zane 
and Samuel Ladd. File 1944H. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 179 

1792, Mar. 15. Hilyard (Milliard) , Samuel, of Burlington Co. 
Ward. Son, John Hilliard, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — Revell 
Elton. Fellowbondsman — John Deacon, Sr. ; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 409; File 11477C. 

1792, July 25. Hinan, John, Doctor, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Elizabeth Hinan. Fellowbondsman — Isaiah Hand, yeoman; both 
of said Co. Witnesses — Anne Hughes, Lydia Eldredge. 

Lib. 34, p. 465. 

1792, July 25. Inventory, £35.13.4; made by Joseph Hays and 
Elijah Shaw. File 575E. 

1791, Mar. 26. Hinds, John, Jr., of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
John Hinds, of Essex Co., deceased. Said ward petitions that Jede- 
diah Swan be appointed his Guardian. Guardian — Jedediah Swan. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph Halsey, Jr.; both of said Co. [This peti- 
tion is signed, "John Hinds," but the name in the petition and bond 
is written, "Haynes".] Lib. 32, p. 512; File 7278-7280G. 

1795, Feb. S. Hixon, Titus, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Andrew Rockafeller, of Readington Twsp., said Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Christopher Rockafellow, of Amwell Twst)., said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 169; File 1714J. 

1794, Aug. 11. Hodgkinson, Peter, of Burlington City and Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Hester Hodgkinson. Fellowbondsman — Bothanath 
Hodgkinson; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1795, May 29. Inventory, £66.4.0; made by Joseph Bloomfield 
and William Cox, Esq. File ir569C. 

1791, Feb. 22. Hoff, Cornelius, Sr., of Hopewell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, £7 a year while she remains my widow; 
also 2 cows, choice of 2 rooms in house, and furniture, and to be 
provisioned by sons, Cornelius and Charles, while my widow. Sons, 
Charles and Cornelius, plantation whereon I now dwell, and 10 acres 
on the mountain; also my waggons, plows, harness and gears, my 
gray mare and brown mare, and crops in ground; all to be divided 
between them. Son, Joseph, £50, to be paid by sons, Charles and 
Cornelius. Son, Theophilus, £20, and use of shop for 3 years if he 
remains single so long. Daughters, Sarah, Rhoda and Jane, to have 
their home with their mother while single; each to have a bed, etc. 
Wearing apparel to my 4 sons. Residue of personal property to be 
equally divided between my 8 daughters, Judah Hoff, Elizabeth 
Moore, Patience Titus, Charity Prall, Fanny Taylor, Sarah, Rhoda 
and Jane Hoff. Executors — son, Charles and son-in-law, Ely Moore. 
Witnesses — Thomas Hoff, Aaron Stout, Nellie McGill. Proved Apr. 
6, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 359. 

1791, Apr. 9. Inventory, £232.14.1; made by Nellie McGill and 
Henry Baker. File 1562J. 

1790, May 7. Hoff (Huff), Lsaac, Sr., of Readings Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman; will of. Old and infirm. Wife, (not named), room 
in house and provisions while widow. Son, Peter, old homestead of 
120 acres, and the Upper Island. Son, Isaac, 60 acres whereon he 
lives and ^/^ of the Lower Island. Son, Abraham, 60 acres, between 
Peter's and Isaac's land, and V2 of the Lower Island. Grist Mill to 
be shared by the 3 sons. Daughter, Catharine, £50 and cupboard. 
Daughters, Elizabeth, Ann and Rebecca, £50 each. Granddaughter, 



180 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Catharine Stevens, £30. Moveables to be equally divided between 
sons and daughters. Executors — son, Isaac Huff, and son-in-law, 
John Vanfleet. Witnesses — Harmen Van Deripe, jeromus Waldron 
and Andries Van Fleet. Proved Feb. 16, 1792. Lib. 34, p, 197. 

1792, Feb. 14. Inventory, £178.18.9; made by Harmen Van De- 
ripe and Gerrit Vanfleet. 

1797, Feb. 9. Account by both Executors. File 1612J. 

1795, Jan. 24. Hoff, James, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Mary Welsh and Peter Snook. Fellowbondsman — John Hillhouse; 
all of said place and Co. Lib. 36, p. 131. 

1795, Jan. 21. Inventory, £47.1.6; made by John Hillhouse and 
Mathias Slaght. File 631S. 

1790, Sept. 14. Hoffman, Henry, Sr., of Lebanon Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Mary Elizabeth, use, privileges and support 
from plantation with sons, Peter and Frederick, during her widow- 
hood. Eldest son, Hermanus, £5 for his birthright. Personal prop- 
erty to be sold and proceeds divided into 7 shares. Sons, Hermanus, 
John, Peter and Frederick, each one share, and sons-in-law, Adam 
Teats (husband of daughter Eva), Peter Lantze (husband of daugh- 
ter, Anna), and William Shealer (husband of daughter, Maria), each 
one share or 1/7 part. After wife's decease plantation likewise to 
be sold and proceeds divided equally between the 7 children. Ex- 
ecutors — son, John, and son-in-law, Adam Teats. Witnesses — 
Charles De Seethorst, George Hortman, Godfrey Rinehart. Proved 
Aug. 19, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 133. 

1794, Aug. 13. Inventory, £260.3.1 Va ; made by Godfrey Rinehart 
and John Hoffman. 

1795, Oct. 29. Account by John Hoffman, acting Executor. 

File 1681J. 

1794, June 18, Hogdenkamp, John, of Harington, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife Aultie, real and personal during her life. Son, Marty- 
nes, fanning mill for his birthright and all real after wife's decease. 
Daughters, Rachel and Ann, each £100 (to be paid by son, Martynes 
out of real). Daughter, Ann, being an infant, to be supported out 
of personal until 21 and to have an out set equal to daughter, 
Rachel's, when she marries. Residue to be divided between the 3 
children. Executors — son, Martynes, and friend, James Berry. Wit- 
nesses — Fredericus Haring, Abraham Delamater, Garret Haring. 
Proved Sept. 30, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 347. 

1795, Oct. 3. Inventory, £348.15.8; made by John Perry and 
Fredericus Haring. File 2'536B-2540B. 

1791, Apr. 18. Hogeland, Abraham, Sr., of Somei'set Co., farmer; 
will of. Son, Albert, wearing apparel, clock, and home farm lying in 
Somerset and Middlesex Co. Daughter, Anney, wife of Christian 
Van Dom, £500; paid by son Albert in 5 equal payments. Daugh- 
ter Sary Hogeland, interest of £400; paid by son Albert, or, such 
amount necessary for her keep if she prefers to live elsewhere. Mov- 
able estate to be sold and divided between the 3 children. Executors 
— cousin, Abraham Quick, and cousin, Hendrick Cortelyou, Sr. 
Witnesses — Cornelius Dehart, Sr., Joochim Gulick, Nicholas Veghte. 
Proved May 2, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 268. 

1793, April 13. Inventory, £299.15.8; made by Cornelius Dehart 
and Peter D. Nevius. File 918R. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 181 

1795, Oct. 17. Hogland, Richard, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Matthe Hogland. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Ditmars; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 542. 

1795, Nov. 7. Inventory, £124.4.6; made by John Christopher and 
Edward Van Harlingen. File 977R. 

1792, Sept. 14. Holliday, James, of Salem Co. Ward. Son of 
James Holliday, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward (under 21) makes 
choice of James Slape as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Joshua 
Peddrick; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 459; File 1850L 

1791, Jan. 6. Hollinshead, Jerusha, of Evesham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., widow; will of. Daughters, Rebecca Harris, Rachel Carr, 
Esther Hollinshead and Martha Hews, books and wearing apparel. 
Son, Benjamin (under age). Executor to cloathe and school him. 
Residue to be divided between the 4 children. Executor — brother, 
Jacob Hollinshead. Witnesses— John Hollinshead and William Cox. 
Proved Mar. 7, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 122. 

1791, Mar. 7. Inventory, £229.2.2; made by William Cox and 
Joshua Bispham, Jr. File 11387C. 

1792, Sept. 1. Holloway, Benjamin, of Chesterfield Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Sister, Rebekah Abbott, £200. Sister, Avis 
Holloway, £500. To George Willitts (son of sister Mary Willitts), 
£100. To James Willitts, John Willitts and David Willitts (sons of 
sister Mary Willitts), each £30. Brother, Samuel, tract of land 
(formerly my father's, James Holloway, dec'd), on south side of 
Reckless Mill Creek, including land brother, James, has deed for, 
late the property of brother, Joseph Holloway, dec'd. Brother, 
James, the rest and residue of real and personal. Executor — 
brother, James. Witnesses — John Hall, Francis Bowes Sayre, Ben- 
jamin Linton. Proved Oct. 23, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 388; File 11441C. 

1792, Dec. 29. Holme, Benjamin, of Elsenbourough, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Esther Holme. Fellowbondsmen — Clement Hall and 
Leonard Gibbon; all of said Twsp. and Co. Lib. 37, p. 423. 

1792, Sept. 26. Inventory, £1549.6.6; made by Edmund Wether- 
by and Clement Hall. File 23091. 

1794, Mar. 17. Holmes, Isaiah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
William Holmes, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of George Dan- 
iels, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Elias Deal; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 83; File 1893H. 

1790, Mar. 3. Holmes, John, of Middle Precinct, Cape May Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of all lands, household furniture and 
farming titensils, while she remains my widow; if she remarries her 
right in lands to cease, except her lawful dower in them, and the 
legatees put in possession on their arrival of age. Son, William, 
plantation on which my brother, Nathaniel Holmes, lives; also 100 
acres purchased of William Furrniss. Son, James, plantation called 
the Swede Church place, now let to William Murphin. Wife is 
pregnant. To expected child, plantation on Manumuskin, now let 
to Frederick Gray; also 300 acres of unimproved land bought of 
William Peterson. To natural son, John Holmes, my moiety of Vz 
part of 2 tracts of land of 711 acres, in Redstone Settlement, Fay- 



182 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

ette Co., Penn. Should any of said sons die before 21, their por- 
tion to be divided between the surviving sons. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
2,000 Spanish milled dollars with principal and interest when 20. 
Mother, Isabella Holmes, 600 Spanish milled dollars, to be sent to 
Ireland. Nephew, John Holmes, (son of brother, James Holmes, 
dec'd), lands and meadows in Galloway and Great Egg Harbour 
Twsps., Gloucester Co. Wife, Elizabeth, 1/6 of the remainder of 
estate; and my children, Robert, William, James, John and the ex- 
pected child, each 1/6 part. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, brother, 
Nathaniel Holmes and son, Robert Holmes. Witnesses — Silas Swain, 
Christopher Ludlam, Stephen Buck. Proved Jan. 26, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 290, 

1791, Mar. 3. Inventory, £8,021.18.3; made by Jeremiah Eld- 
redge and John McLaughlin. File 55'5E. 

1795, June 1. Holmes, John, Jr., of Cape May Co. Ward. Son 
of John Holmes, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the wardship of his 
Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Reuben Townsend, Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Richard Townsend; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 190; File 624E. 

1791, Mar. 14. Holmes, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
George Daniel. Fellowbondsman — Abel Nicholson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 212; File 1774H. 

1795, Nov. 11. Holmes, Obadiah, Sr., of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, choice of one negro man and one negro woman, 
and negro boy, Charles; also one share of real and personal. (12 
acres at west side of plantation to be sold.) Sons, Remson, Obadiah 
and William, each 2 shares of estate. Daughters, Sally, Caty and 
Maria Holmes, each one share, when 21. Executors — wife, Caty, 
Joseph Stillwell, Esq., and Chrineyonce Vanmater. N. B. — No di- 
vision to be made until youngest son is of age. Witnesses — John S. 
Holmes, John Numan, Nehemiah Shumway. Proved Dec. 23, 1795. 

1795, Dec. 2. Inventory, £1,462.19.6 (in dollars 3,657.44); made 
by Aaron Longstreet, Barnes Smock and John S. Holmes. 

Lib. 33, p. 502; File 7235-7246M. 

1793, Jan. 9. Holmes, William, of Monmouth Co. Ward. Son 
of Daniel Holmes of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, and having real estate, makes 
choice of Leah Holmes, his mother, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — 
Richard Prest; both of Freehold, said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 256; File 6883-6886M. 

1795, Mar. 16. Homan, PriscIIIa and William, of Gloucester Co. 
Wards. Children of William Homan, of said Co., dec'd. On petition 
of Felix Fisler and Benjamin Rambo; the children being under 14. 
Guardian — Peter Lock, of Timber Creek. Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Rambo; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 308; File 1946H. 

1792, Dec. 24. Homan, William, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, Vs of real estate during her life and 
profits of the other % until children are of age. Son, William, % 
of real estate when of age. Daughter, Priscilla, Va of real when of 
age. Should both children die before of age, real estate to sister's 
children, Josiah Lock and William Lock, each paying £125; and John 
Holton to have £200, and wife's daughter, Elizabeth Jones, £50. 
John Holton, £20, when 21. Wife's daughter, Elizabeth Jones, £5, 
when 18. To the Church at Sweedsborough, £10. Executors — 
wife, Mary, and William White. Witnesses — Peter Lock, Daniel 
Vaneman, Rogenue Jones. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 183 

1793, Jan. 21. Codicil. Should both children die before of age 
without issue, wife to have all real during her life. Witness — Dan- 
iel Vaneman. Proved Jan. 15, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 75. 

1793, Apr. 20. Inventory, £325.18.8; made by Peter Lock and 
David Hendrickson. File 1894H. 

1792, Sept. 19. Home, Andrew, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Parker. Fellowbondsman — James Cole; both of the City of 
New Brunswick, said Co. Lib. 34, p. 313; File 8041-8042L. 

1794, Sept. 15. Hooper, Daniel, Jr., of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Jonas Loch. Fellowbondsman — John Sparks; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 80. 

1793, Nov. 16. Inventory, £8.18.; made by Benjamin Rambo and 
Abner Batten. File 1895H. 

1791, Apr. 14. Hooper, Giles, of Burlington Twsp. and Co.; will 
of. Son, James, Vt. of land purchased of Thomas Stantly, adjoining 
lands of Joseph English in Mansfield Twsp.; he to pay % of cost of 
maintaining his mother. Daughter, Leaner Hooper, other % of 
land; she to Vz of her mother's maintenance. Daughters, Leanor and 
Anne Evans (wife of Samuel Evans), personal estate. Executors — 
William Hays and daughter, Leanor Hooper. Witnesses — Solomon 
Hays, Henry Hays, Jacob Force. Proved Nov. 7, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 114. 

1791, Nov. 2. Inventory, £110.4.6; made by John Jackson, Sutton 
and Henry Hays. File 11388C. 

1795, Oct. 26. Hooton, Benjamin, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Sarah Hooton and John Jessup. Fellowbondsman — John Wilkins; 
all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 297. 

1795, Nov. 2. Inventory, £389.15.7; made by Joseph Reeves and 
John Wood. File 1945H. 

1792, Feb. 9. Hopkins, Abel, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Grace Hopkins. Fellowbondsman — John Hall; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 407. 

1792, Feb. 6. Inventory, £198.16.9; made by John Piatt and John 
Hall. File 11445C. 

1794, Dec. 3. Hopkins, Drial, of Sussex Co. Ward. Son of 
Nathan and grandson of Jonathan Hopkins, both of said Co., dec'd. 
Said ward makes choice of James Doudy as his Guardian. Fellow- 
bondsman — Abraham Swisher. Witnesses — Thomas Green and Has- 
perd Henry. Lib. 3'5, p. 181; File 595S. 

1793, Jan. 14. Hopkins, John, of New Town, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, all my horned cattle and sheep and everything I had 
with her. Mother, Mahetable Hopkins, all hay and flax and 4 hides. 
Brothers, Peter and Ephraim, wearing apparel. Only daughter, 
Mahetable, the remainder and residue, when 18; £5 yearly being 
paid to whoever has care of said daughter. Should daughter die be- 
fore 18, the residue to my mother, and at her decease, to my 
brothers. Executrix — mother, Mahetable Hopkins. Witnesses — 
Silas Hopkins, Abijah Hopkins, Silas Hopkins, Jr. Prove Mar. 30, 
1793. Lib. 33, p. 339. 

1793, Mar. 4. Inventory, £34.18.6; made by Francis Price and 

Jonathan Hagar. File 562S. 

1793, May 30. Hopkins, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs — 



184 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Mary Hopkins and Fuller Horner, of Upper Freehold, said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 254. 

1793, May 29. Inventory, £55.7.5; made by John Harker and 
Benjamin Hornor. File 6887-6888M, 6891-6892M. 

1794, Sept. 8. Hopkins, Joseph, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adni'rs 
— Samuel Hopkins and John Harker. Fellowbondsmen — John An- 
tram and Barzilla Hopkins; all of Upper Freehold Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 422. 

1794, Aug. 27. Inventory, £526.19.4; made by John Antram and 

Fuller Hornor. File 7043-7052M. 

1794, Mar. 19. Hopkins, Samuel, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son 
of Ebenezer Hopkins, of said Co., dec'd. Said vizard, being out of 
the Wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Ebenezer 
Hopkins, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Hopkins; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 83; File 1896H. 

1793, Apr. 22. Hopkins, William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Hopkins and David Wright, both of 
Dover Twsp. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Tomson, of Freehold, said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 255. 

1793, Apr. 20. Inventory, £60.15.4; made by John Milnor and 
Zebulon Collins. File 6889-6892M. 

1793, Mar. 8. Hopper, Albert, of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, 
Rachel, £15 yearly (to be paid by sons). Eldest son, John, £5; also 
38 acres by lands of Jacobus Bogert, John Ackernian, Benjamin 
Oldis, dec'd, and of Elshe Hopper. Sons, Garret and Isaac, land 
whereon they now dwell; Garret paying unto my daughter, Mary 
(wife of Thomas Chaple), £50; and Isaac paying my daughter, Eliza- 
beth Hopper, £50. Daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, household arti- 
cles and livestock, same as already given daughter, Rachel (wife of 
Henry Banta). Sons, Peter, Abraham and Andrew, home planta- 
tion; they to pay £300 for same, or £100 to my son, John, £100 to 
daughter, Rachel, and £100 to grandson, Albert (son of son, Jona- 
than, dec'd), when 21. Son, Peter, blacksmith tools now in his pos- 
session. Residue to be divided between the 6 sons. Executors — 
sons, John and Peter. Witnesses— John G. Hopper, John J. Hopper, 
Abraham Westervelt. Proved July 27, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 356. 

1795, June 16. Inventory, £557.6.0; made by Abraham Wester- 
velt and Garret Ackerman. File 2519B-2528B. 

1792, Oct. 16. Hopper, Ann, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Hannah Hopper, £5, bed and bedding, 1 chest 
of drawers and box and wearing apparel. Son, Zepheniah Hopper, 
the residue. Executor — son, Zepheniah Hopper. Witnesses — Isaiah 
Ward and Leah Steen. Proved Apr. 11, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 86. 

1793, Apr. 6. Inventory, £59.1.8; made by James Ward and 
Nathan Ward. File 1857H. 

1792, Feb. 9. Hopper, Gerret, of Paramus, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elsie, whole of estate both real and personal. Executrix — 
wife, Elsie Hopper. Witnesses — ^^Garret Ackerman, Jacobus Bogert, 
James Rhea. Proved June 4, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 9; File 2206B. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 185 

1791, June 14. Hopper, Mary, of Bergen Co. Ward. Daughter 
of John Hopper, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the wardship of 
her Guardian in Soccage, she makes choice of Christian A. Zabriskie, 
as her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Garret A. Akerman; both of 
said Co. Lib. 32, p. '545; File 2071B. 

1795, Nov. 25. Horn, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Thomas Horn. Fellowbondsmen — George Holcomb, Jr. 
and Thomas Goodwin; all of said place. Lib. 36, p. 170. 

1795, Nov. 24. Inventory, £77.16.3; made by John Anderson and 
Joshua Anderson. 

1797, Feb. 7. Account by the Adm'r; total £218.18.11. 

File 1715J. 

1792, Jan. 24. Horner, Rachel, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Isaac Horner, of said Co.; dec'd. Said ward being over 14, makes 
petition, that Josiah Kay and Jeremiah Wood, be appointed her 
Guardians. Guardians — Jeremiah Wood and Josiah Kay. Fellow- 
bondsman — Mark Brown; all of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 447; File 1817H. 

1790, July 3. Hoskel, Michael, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, £100, use of plantation and £5 yearly from 
rents, while widow. Granddaughter, Susanna Shull, £100, when 21; 
should she die before becoming of age, same to be divided between 
grandsons, Hoskel Shull and Samuel Shull. Niece, Polly Hoskell, 
£10, when 21. Nephew, Michael Hoskel, £10, when 21. Executors 
are left real and personal property in trust. Grandson, Hoskel Shull, 
to have rents from the Stow Creek plantation, during his life; and to 
be divided among his heirs at his decease. Grandson, Samuel Shull, 
plantation in Deerfield Twsp., during his life, then to his heirs. 
Should either grandson die without issue their estate to be divided 
between the surviving grand children. Residue of personal to be 
divided between the 3 grand children, when 21. Executors and 
Trustees — friends, Colonel David Potter and Samuel M. Shute. Wit- 
nesses — Charles Avery, Henry Shumaker and Hannah Peck. Proved 
April 4, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 107; File 1079F. 

1791, Mar. 15. Hough, Benjamin B., of Springfield Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Brother, Samuel Hough, plantation in the 
tenure of Peter Stretch. Adjoining lands of Arney Lippincott, Joseph 
Butterworth and others. Brother, Daniel Hough, land in tenure of 
John Williams, schoolmaster, on south side of the Great Road lead- 
ing from Julius Town to Mount Holly, bounded by road and lands 
of said Daniel Hough and Hannah Croshaw; also residue of real 
and personal. Executors — brothers, Daniel and Samuel Hough. 
Witnesses — Edward Taylor, William Budd, Jr., J. Bennett, Jr. 
Proved May 6, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 457; File 11548C. 

1781, May 1. Hough, Jane, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Brother, Benjamin Hough, all real estate but if he dies 
before 21, the same to brother, Samuel Hough. Niece, Elizabeth 
Budd, (daughter of William and Letitia Budd), a silver tankard 
and 6 silver spoons. Sister, Mary Hough, and niece, Elizabeth 
Hough, (daughter of Samuel and Susannah Hough), residue divided 
between them. Executors — brothers, Daniel and Samuel Hough. 
Witnesses — David Lawrence, Samuel Lawrence and Mary Lawrence. 
Proved Aug, 27, 1792, Pile 11446C; Lib. 34, p. 397. 



186 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1784, Dec, 21. Houghton, Thomas, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Nephew, Joab Stout, piece of woodland purchased of 
William Drake; also a bed and bedding, 6 silver table spoons, 6 
teaspoons, silver shoe buckles, silver knee buckles, silver watch, pair 
of velvet brushes, white beaver hat, large pine chest, saddle and 
bridle, 4 shirts, linen stockings, silver slteve buttons and money due 
on a bond against Peter Phillips and John Phillips. Nieces, Mary 
and Rachel Stout, all money due from the bank, pewter knives and 
forks, knife box, 2 sugar boxes, large looking glass, bed and bedding; 
all to be divided between them. Sister, Anne (wife of John Smith), 
20 shillings per year, for life. Nephew, Abner Houghton, £5, To 
Mary Sutfin, lining for a pair of sheets. Nephew, Eli Stout, £10, 
silver shoe buckles and silver knee buckles, Bible. Nephew, John 
Stout, £10, when of age. Nephew, William Houghton, walnut chest. 
Nephew Aaron Houghton, walnut desk. To Catharine (wife of Joab 
Houghton, Sr.), pair of sheets and 2 Windsor chairs. Nieces, Mary 
Drake and Elizabeth Houghton, 2 sheets and coverlids. Nephew, 
Joab Houghton, £10, when of age. To Sarah (wife of John Merrill) 
a pair of sheets. To friend, Nathaniel Hart, silk camblet coat, silk 
jacket and a cow in possession of Christopher Post, To John 
Muirhead, 1 cow in the possession of Jonathan Smith Taylor, To 
the Presbyterian Congregation in Hopewell, £8. Brothers, Joab 
and Absalom Houghton, remainder of clothing; and residue of 
estate to be divided between the children of said brothers, when 
they come of age. Executors — Nathaniel Hart and John Muirhead. 
Witnesses — Daniel Howell, Jonathan Muirhead and George Muir- 
head. Proved April 4, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 148. 

1795, April 2. Inventory, £711.4.%; made by Daniel Howell and 
George Muirhead. File 1716J. 

1794, Sept. 19. Howard, Charles Abraham, Doctor, of Ross Hall, 
Middlesex Co, Int, Adm'x — Sarah Howard. Fellowbondsman — 
Moses Scott; both of said Co, Lib, 34, p. 538. 

1794, Sept. 23. Inventory, £1,133.'5.6, including 3 negro slaves; 
made by William Letson and William French. 

1794, Sept. 24. Appointment of Sarah Howard, as Adm'x; said 
appointment becoming void when will was subsequently produced, 

1784, Sept. 4. (will of.) Testator states, he was late of Eton in 
the County of Buckinghamshire in the Island of Great Britain, 
Surgeon to his Britinick Majesty's 64th Regiment, but now of 
Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Wife, Sarah, real and personal and sole 
Executrix. Witness — Rachel Farmer. Proved Jan. 3, 1795. (Rachel 
Golet, late Rachel Farmer, at time of probate.) 

Lib. 35, p. 197; File 8429^8440L, 8623-8626L, 

1791, Oct. 1. Howard, Simeon, of Hanover, Morris Co, Int. 
Adm'r — John Hayward. Fellowbondsman — Noah Estill; both of 
Hanover Township, said Co. Witnesses — Benjamin Thorp, William 
Campfield. Lib. 35, p. 28; File 769N, 

1792, Apr, 23. Howel, Luther, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Prudden Ailing and David Young. Fellowbondsman — Jonas 
Young; all of said place and Co. Witnesses — Ludlow Hedges and 
Ebenezer H. Pierson. Lib. 34, p. 117. 

1792, Apr. 18, Renunciation by Mary Howel, the widow. Wit- 
nesses — Calvan Howel and Jonas Young, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS-~1791-1795 187 

1792, Apr. 18. Renunciation by Calvan Howel, eldest brother of 
Luther Howel, dec'd. Witnesses — Jonas Young, Phebe Cooper. 

File 793N. 

1795, Oct. 29. Howell, Benjamin, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Jacob Howell and Joseph Howell. Fellowbondsmen — 
Gershon Lambert, miller, and John Prall, Jr.; all of Amwell Twsp., 
said Co. Lib. 36, p. 169. 

1795, Oct. 24, Renunciation by Agnes Howell, the widow, in 
favor of her 2 sons, Jacob and Joseph Howell; being the only 
children left by said Benjamin Howell, dec'd. 

1795, Oct. 29. Inventory, £881.4.6; made by John Lambert and 
John Prall, Jr. File 17 17 J. 

1791, Mar. 19. Howell, Jacob, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. ; will 
of. Wife, Lydia, her right of dower, % . Sons, Joshua and Seth, each 
£10. Son, Jonathan, that part of home place adjoining land owned 
by Aaron Hark to Abner Corwin's land. Son, Jacob, remainder of 
lands. Daughtei's, Elizabeth, Sarah, Margaret, Azabo, Lydia, Mary, 
Dorothy, Patience, Unice, Johannah and Anna, each 5 shillings. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, Jonathan and Jacob. Vv'^itnesses — Silas Reeve, Isaac 
Corwin, Joseph Hedges. Proved June 28, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 145. 

1794, June 17. Inventory, £184.11.6; made by Wm. WoodhuU and 
Silas Reeve. File 84 9N. 

1792, Feb. 15. Howell, Joseph, of Burlington Co. Int. (Dec'd 
Feb. 13, 1792.) Adm'rs — Catherine Howell and Thomas Reynolds. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel Hough; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 408. 

1792, Feb. 15. Inventory, £251.15.; made by William Kempton 
and Edward Taylor. File 11447C. 

1792, Mar. 15. Howey, Robert, of Chester, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, £80 and 1 cow; also sufficient furniture for a room 
which sons, William and John, are to build for her use, and to pay 
her £3 each, while my widow; should she live to an advanced age, 
sons, Joshua, Isaac and Robert, each to pay her £2 yearly. Son, 
William, plantation of 180 acres whereon he dwells. Son, John, 
plantation of 200 acres whereon he dwells, (per survey June 6, 
1790). Son, Joshua, 130 acres, (per above survey) also a riding 
horse. Son, Isaac, 25 acres, (per survey); also £2:10. Son, Robert, 
25 acres, (per survey); also £2:10. Daughter, Mary, (wife of 
William Mulford), £75. Daughter, Deborah Howey, £85. To 
Overseers of Pilesgrove Meeting, £10. Residue, divided between 
surviving children. Executors — sons, William and John Howey. 
Witnesses — Joseph Newton, Sarah Matlack and William Roberts. 
Proved Apr. 9, 1793, at Woodbury, Gloucester Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 90; File 1858H. 

1794, May 3. Howey, Samuel, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Robert Howey. Fellowbondsman — John Sipperlin; both of 
said place. Lib. 35, p. 180. 

1794, Apr. 7. Inventory, £145. 18. ^z^; made by Jonathan Hill and 
Jacob Kerr. File 596S. 

1792, Feb. 1. Hubberd, Andrew, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Rosannah Hubberd. Fellowbondsman — Hartshorne Fitz 
Randolph; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 109. 



188 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1791, Dec. 31. Inventory, £240.9., made by Hartshorne Fitz 
Randolph and Ebenezer Coe. File 794N. 

1792, Feb. 6. Hude, James, Sr., of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co. Int. (For will of; — see Calendar of Wills — 1761-1770, pp. 207, 
208). Adm'r — Jacob R. Hardenbergh. (James Hude Ji-., Mary Hude, 
Sr., and Mary Hude, Jr., the Executors all being deceased and the 
estate not fully administered.) Fellowbondsman — Gersham Williams; 
both of said place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 316; File 8043-8046L. 

1792, Feb. 18. Huff, Isaac, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mercy Huff. Fellowbondsman — Richard Edwards; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 403. 

1792, Feb. 10. Inventory, £238.1.9; made by Joseph Edwards 
and John Burr, Jr. File 11448C. 

1792, Sept. 29. Huffman, Elizabeth, of Newtown, Sussex Co. Int. 
(Wife of Jacob Huffman, late Elizabeth Beal). Adm'r — Jacob 
Huffman. Fellowbondsman — John Huffman; both of said place. 

Lib. 34, p. 185; File 527S. 

1793, Sept. 28. Hufman, Henry, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Paul Hufman and Alexander Adams. Fellowbonds- 
men — Joseph Coats and Peter Wolfe; all of said Twsp., and Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 342. 
1793, Sept. 24. Inventory, £187.6.4. 

1793, Oct. 10. Additional Inventory, £17.7. 

1794, Feb. 11. Further Inventory, £27.7.9; all made by Joseph 
Coats and Peter Wolfe. File 56 IS. 

(Not Dated.) Hugg, Barzillai, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, personal and real property during her 
life. Son, Isaac, personal and real property after wife's decease, 
he paying other children, males and females (unamed), £20 each. 
Son Isaac to take land should wife not keep up payments on 
mortgage. Executors — wife, Mary and friend, Joseph Mickle. Wit- 
nesses — Peter Thompson, Joseph Crawford and Hannah Wood. 
Proved Dec. 10, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 261. 

1795, Nov. 2. Inventory, £141.10/9; made by Thomas Redman 
and Thomas Githens. File 1947H. 

1793, Dec. 17. Hugg, William, K., of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
Joseph Hugg, Esq. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Blackwood and Joseph 
Hugg, Jr.; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 101. 

1793, Dec. 13. Inventory, £193.7.8; made by Samuel Kenard and 
James B. Cooper. File 1859H. 

1791, Jan. 1. Hughes, Hugh, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Martha Hughes, the widow, Thomas Anderson, ironmaster 
and James Hyndshaw. Fellowbondsman — Mark Thomson; all of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 46. 

1791, Jan. 12. Inventory, £1,111:8/7; made by John Sherred, 
William Maxwell and Andrew Melick. File 501S. 

1791, May .4. Hughes, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Whereas 
James Hughes', left a will dated Apr. 15, 1788, but neglected to 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 189 

appoint an Executor; and whereas, Ruth Hughes was appointed 
Adm'x, with will annexed, Feb. 18, 1789, and she is since dec'd 
leaving the estate not fully administered. Adm'r — Rueben Ireland. 
Fellowbondsman — John Vanneman; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 216. 

1791, May 16. Inventory, £28:13/3, being part of the estate left 
by Ruth Hughes. Appraised by Timothy BrandrifF and James 
Belangee. File 1775H. 

1795, April 10. Hughes, Jedediah, of Cape May Co.; will of. 
Brother, John Hughes. Sisters, Experience Crowell and Judith 
Matther, residue of personal estate. Executoi" — brother, John 
Hughes. Witnesses — Richard Foster and Constantine Foster. Proved 
May 7, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 183. 

1795, Aug. 4. Inventory, £96.2.0; made by Daniel Cresse and 
Constantine Foster. File 625E. 

1787, Nov. 17. Hulet, Constant, of Shrewsberry Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co., (single woman) ; will of. To cousins. Constant Brewer 
and Prudence Antrim, all wearing apparel and household furniture. 
To Monthly Meeting of Shrewsbury, £10. Real and personal pro- 
perty to be sold and proceeds divided into 6 parts. To children of 
deceased brother, William Heulett, 1/6 part. To children of 
deceased sister. Christian White, 1/6 part. To children of deceased 
sister, Ann Jackson, % part. To children of deceased sister, Sarah 
Hancock, Ve part. To children of deceased brother, George Heulett, 
Ve part. To children of dec'd brother, John Heulett, Ve part. 
(Children all unnamed.) Executors — cousins, Samuel Heulett and 
Benjamin Jackson. Witnesses — David Knott, Obadiah Robins, Gas- 
per Cooper. Proved Apr. 24, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 331; File 6725-6728M. 

1790, Nov. 10. Hulick, Cornelia, of the Western Precinct, 
Somerset Co.; will of. Daughter, Margaret Cock, my wearing 
apparel. Son, Teunis Cock, remainder of estate. Executor — son, 
Teunis Cock. Witnesses — Abraham Kenshaw, Christopher Hoagland. 
Proved Apr. 9, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 81; File 900R. 

1793, Mar. 16. Hulings, Mark, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Michael Hulings. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Gibbs; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 98. 

1792, Sept. 29. Inventory, £83.11.7; made by Isaac Gibbs and 
John Daniel. File 1860H. 

1791, Apr. 5. Hulit [Hulett], Joseph, Sr., of Shrewsbury, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Daughter, Lydia (wife of Samuel Allen, of 
Upper Freehold) £5. Granddaughter, Lydia Hulett £50, when 21. 
Wife, Mercy, £30, and privilege of the house and 1 cow, but, if she 
marry, she is to be cut off. Sons, Joseph, Richard and Benjamin, 
plantation whereon I now live, to be divided between them. Son, 
Joseph, my blacksmith shop and tools. Son, Richard, my carpenter's 
tools. Residue to my 3 sons, and they are to keep my negro, Oliver 
Cromwell, during life. Executors — James Lafetra, Jr., and sons, 
Joseph and Richard Hulett. Witnesses — John Salmon, David Corlies, 
Samuel Williams. Proved July 28, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 392. 

1791, July 11. Inventory, £394.18.3, made by Wm. Parker and 
Thomas Little. File 6489-6494M. 



190 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1794, Dec. 6. Hulit, Robert, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'r — John Forman. Fellowbondsman — William Lloyd, 
both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 423. 

1794, Dec. 10. Inventory, £'56:9/8 made by James Parker and 
Edward Patterson Cook. File 7053-7056M. 

1790, Apr. 6. Hull, Benjamin, Sr., of Newtown, Sussex Co.; will 
of. Son, John, my black horse. Son, Benjamin, a brown mare. Son, 
William a young bay mare. Daughter, Dorcas, a feather bed and 
spinning wheel. Remainder to be divided among children in 13 
equal shares. Sons, John, Benjamin and William; daughters. Charity, 
Sarah, Mary, Rhoda, Elizabeth, Martha, Ruth, Phebe and Dorcas, 
each 1 share, and the children of daughter, Ann, dec'd, 1 share, 
divided between them. Executors — son, Benjamin Hull and Martin 
Ryerson. Witnesses — Silvanus Youngs and Patrick McEleveny. 
Proved Aug. 27, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 173. 

1792, Aug. 25. Inventory, £95.0.10, made by Leonard Struble and 
Henry Smith. File 528S. 

1791, Jan. 10. Hull, Hopewell, of South Ward of New Brunswick 
Twsp., Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Isabella, a horse and riding 
chair; a negro wench named Jean; also use of all household furniture 
and 2 cows while my widow. Eldest son, James, plantation (250 
acres) on which I now live; also 5 acres of salt meadow adjoining 
Raritan River; he to maintain his mother while my widow. Daughter, 
Anne (wife of Garret Hagerman) interest of £250, yearly, to be 
paid by son James, and principal divided equally between her chil- 
dren at her decease. Granddaughters, Lydia and Rebecca Hull 
(daughters of son, Benjamin) £75, each, when of age, to be paid 
by son, James. Son, John, £150. Grandson, James Hull, house and 
lot (1^/4 acres) adjoining Wm. Scudder's Mill; also £100, when 21. 
Son, James, daughter, Anne, grandson, James Hull, and grand- 
daughters, Rebecca and Lydia Hull, equal shares of remainder. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, James and John. Witnesses — Benj. Vankirk, Thomas 
Bonnet, John Frend. Proved Feb. 16, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 415. 

1791, Jan. 23. Inventory, £315.14.10, made by John Wetherill 
and Richard Scott. File 7785-7790L. 

1791, May 2. Hull, James, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
Benjamin Hull, of said Co., dec'd, being out of the wardship of his 
Guardian in Soccage. makes choice of his uncle, James Hull, as his 
Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Stout; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 467; File 7781-7784L. 

1794, Feb. 27. Hull, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, real and personal estate during her life, or 
widowhood. Grandson, John Hull Bughner, all real and personal 
property after wife's decease, or % of personal should wife marry 
again. Executors — wife, Margaret, and William Williamson. Wit- 
nesses — Peter Williamson, Richard Heath, Proved May 8, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 118. 

1794, Apr. 26. Inventory, £148:8/7 made by Cornelius William- 
son and Peter Rockafallor. File 1682 J. 

1794, Apr. 2. Hull, Trustum, Sr., of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of % of plantation and remainder of 
movables during her life. Rest of lands to be sold. Son, Benjamin, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 191 

£150. Son, Trustum, £400 (should he die before land is sold, his 
widow to have £70). Daughter, Mary King, £28. Daughters, Sarah 
Brown, Elizabeth Dalrymple, Rachel Brown, Lydia Beevers, Adah 
King and Catharine Brown, each £70. To 8 grandchildren (unnamed; 
children of daughter Margaret), each £3. Grandson, Elijah Cooper, 
£10. To 8 grandchildren (children of daughter, Mary), each £4; 
sons when 21, daughters when 18. Residue after wife's decease to 
be divided between all the children. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, 
and friends, Robert Carlile and William Woodhull. Witnesses — 
Silas Condict, Margaret Stuart, Abraham Dickerson, Jr. Proved 
July 1, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 148. 

1794, Apr. 24. Inventory, £568:8/3 made by William Corwin and 
James Skinner. File 850N. 

1792, June 18. Huilings, Samuel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Prescilla Huilings. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Wilkins; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 445. 

1792, June 6. Inventory, £251:14/6 made by Thomas Wilkins and 
Isaac Hewes. File 1818H. 

1792, Oct. 25. Hulshizer, Martin, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Jacob Hulshizer and Martin Hulshizer, of Bethlehem Twsp., said 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Beavers, of Alexandria Twsp., said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 245. 

1792, Oct. 22. Inventory, £253:0/2 made by William Silverthorn 
and Samuel Leigh. 

1794, May 8. Account by the Adm'rs. File 1613J. 

1792, Feb. 24. Hunt, Edward, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Charity, negro man, George; best room in house, 
and to be provisioned by son, John; also, residue of real and personal 
estate. Should wife die, without a will, daughter, Abigail Opdike, 
Vz of said residue; granddaughters (after marriage) and grandson, 
Edward Laning, remainder of residue, divided between them. Son, 
Israel, £30 yearly from rent of tanyard; after his decease, tanyard 
and lot of 11 acres, adjoining land of Phillip Boberts, to be sold 
and proceeds divided among Israel's children. Part of lot of land, 
adjoining Nathaniel Reed, and Phillip Roberts from a corner to 
Benjamin Moore and John Hunt, in Edward Hunt's line on road to 
Maidenhead, to be sold. Son, John, remainder of said lot and part 
of tanyard along Amos Hart's line to Benjamin Moore's line; also, 
home plantation, negro man, Aaron, Va of cattle, sheep and hogs; 
also bay mare, colt and farming utensils; also, £80 for the educa- 
tion of his 2 sons, Ralph and Edward. Daughter, Abigail Opdike, 
£150. Granddaughter, Martha Mershon, £15. Granddaughters, Sarah 
and Elizabeth Laning, Polly Lawrence, Abigail, Martha and Charity 
Laning, each £25. Grandson, Edward Laning, £25. To Trustees of 
the Meeting House in Pennington, interest of £10. Executors — wife 
Charity, and brothers, Nathaniel and John Hunt. Witnesses — Israel 
Clark, Jonathan Gray, William Campbell. Proved Feb. 16, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 280. 

1793, Mar. '5. Inventory, £906.12.9; made by Nathan Moore and 
John Temple. 

1793, Aug. 11. Additional Inventory, £542.10.7; made by same 
appraisers. 



192 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Feb. 5. Citation. Order for an accounting; Robert Opdycke 
and Abigail, his wife, daughter of Edward Hunt, dec'd, having 
made application for same. 

1795, June 13. Account by Nathaniel Hunt and John Hunt, the 
surviving Executors. File 163 6 J. 

1787, Feb. 20. Hunt, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Son, Wilson, part of farm purchased from Nehemiah Smith, also 
black mare, 1 milch cow and 100 apple trees. Son, Lemuel, part of 
farm purchased from brother Wilson Hunt, formerly homestead of 
father (70 acres), also sorrel horse, black colt, 1 cow and 100 apple 
trees. Son, Isaac, young bay mare. Son, Aaron, bed and bedding. 
Daughters, Sarah, Peggy and Rebeccah, negro wench Cate. Daugh- 
ters, Eury and Rachel, each a bed, 1 cow, £25, their mother's 
clothes and their support by son Wilson, until 18. Residue to be 
divided between children, i.e., John, Sarah, Peggy, Rebeccah, Aaron, 
Isaac, Eury and Rachel. Executors—John P. Hunt and Peter Gordon, 
Esq. Witnesses — Peter Gordon, Simeon Phillips and William DoUes. 
Proved Sept. 2, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 140; File 1718J. 

1795, Sept. 1. Hunt, Jonathan, Sr., of Maidenhead, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Real and personal property to be sold except 5 acres 
adjoining son Israel's land which he is to account for @ £7:10 per 
acre. Wife, Abigail, £500. Son, Ruben, £150. Grandson, David 
Hunt (son of son, Jonathan), £50. Residue to be equally divided 
between, Jonathan Hunt, Israel Hunt, Jesse Hunt, Richard Hunt, 
Jerremy Hunt, Abijah Hunt, Ruben Hunt and their sister, Rebecca 
Lawrence. Daughter Rebecca's share to be kept in hands of Ex- 
ecutors, for use of said daughter and her children. Executors — 
sons, Jonathan, Jesse, Jerremy and Ruben Hunt. Witnesses — Elias 
Phillips, Israel, Jesse Coalman. Proved Oct. 26, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 142. 

1795, Sept. 17. Inventory, £828:10/6 and Elias and Ralph Hunt's 
note for £12:4/9, made by Aaron Van Cleeve and Elias Phillips. 

1799, Feb. 26. Account by the Executors; shows 12 acres sold to 
Israel Hunt, for £106:13; 26 acres sold to Joshua Lanning, for 
£200:3/1; Stony Brook place sold to Benjamin Titus, for £488; the 
Assanpink farm sold to Abigail Hunt, for £1,'550. File 1719J. 

1783, Dec. 16. Hunt, Samuel, Sr., of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co., will of. Wife, Sarah, negro girl, Hagar, negro boy, Peter, 
sorrel mare, riding chair and harness; also Vs of residue of personal 
property and use of real estate until son, Samuel, is 21. Son, 
Samuel, negro boy, Charles, a bay colt, and all farming utensils, 
when 21. (Home plantation being on main road from Trenton to 
Princeton; also 10 acres of meadow south of said road adjoining 
lands late of Capt. John Price, James Brearley, Stephen Johnes, 
Jasper Smith, the widow Van Cleve, William Mershon, Waters 
Smith and Ralph Hunt). Daughters, Abigail, Rebeccah, Sarah, Anna 
and Elizabeth, proceeds from sale of negro girl, Hagar (if she sur- 
vives wife), and % of residue of personal; also, each £60, to be paid 
by son Samuel in various years after he comes into possession of 
real; but should son Samuel die without issue before 21, the real to 
be divided between the daughters. Executors — friends, Nathan 
Hunt, Joseph Brearley and Nathaniel Green. Witnesses — Isaac 



CALENDAR OP WILLS— 1791-1795 193 

DCou, Isaac Blanch, John Singer. Proved Oct. 27, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 123. 

1794, Oct. 20. Inventory, £561.17.10; made by Ralph Phillips 
and James Brearley. 

1799, Mar. 7. Account filed by Nathan Hunt and Joseph Brearley, 
2 of the Executors. File 1683 J. 

1794, Nov. 4. Hunt, Samuel, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Richard Hunt, Jr. Fellowbondsman — George Armstrong; both of 
Hardwick, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 179; File 597S. 

1793, Feb. 7. Hunt, Sarah, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Nathaniel Hunt of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Ralph Hunt 
of Lebanon, said Co., as her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Hunt; both of Lebanon Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 315; File 1637J. 

1785, Oct. 17. Hunt, Solomon, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, goods and movables she had at time of 
our marriage, also, £100 in lieu of her dower. Granddaughter, 
Abigail (daughter of son-in-law, Mordecai Marsh), £5. To the 
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Woodbridge and Rahway, £7. Grand- 
son, Solomon Marsh (son of Mordecai Marsh), that part of planta- 
tion on northerly side of road by land of Isaac Laing and Mordecai 
Marsh (north). Freeman Morris (south), Ichabod Thorpe (east). 
Grandson, Solomon Marsh (son of John Marsh), remaining part of 
plantation including land purchased of John Spencer, dec'd, bounded 
by lands of Thomas Brown, Thomas Bloomfield, Joseph Shotwell, 
Isaac Freeman and Clarkson Edgar. Grandsons, (the 2 above 
named), lot of salt meadow adjoining Rahway River opposite 
Tremble's Landing as tenants in common. Grandson, Solomon Hunt 
Morris, (son of Asa Morris), 2 parcels of land by land of Isaac 
Laing, Ichabod Thorpe and Josiah Tindal; a salt meadow purchased 
of John Dobbs; also, £50 to be paid in 2 years by grandson, 
Solomon, (son of Mordecai Marsh), and £100, in 2 years by grand- 
son Solomon (son of John Marsh). Should grandson, Solomon 
Morris die without issue before 21; granddaughter, Deliverance 
Heard, % of land devised to him; granddaughter, Mary Morris, the 
other Vs. Negroes, Benjamin and Jenne, to be supported on place 
by grandson Solomon (son of John Marsh). Negro man, Gabriel, to 
be set free. Daughter, Catherine (wife of John Marsh) ^A of res- 
idue. Grandchildren, Mordecai and Frances Marsh (son and daugh- 
ter of daughter Abigail Marsh, dec'd), Vs of residue. Granddaughter, 
Deliverance Heard (daughter of daughter Susannah, dec'd), % of 
the remaining Vs. Granddaughter, Mary Morris (daughter of 
daughter Susannah, dec'd), the remainder of residue. Executors 
to be Guardians of grandchildren's estate until such child is of age. 
Executors — sons-in-law, Mordecai Marsh and John Marsh. Witnesses 
^John Thorn, Joseph DCamp, Benjamin Thorn. Proved Mar. 20, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 275; File 8047L. 

1790, Sept. 4. Hunter, Henry, Sr., of Readingtown, Hunterdon 
Co., (commonly called Hendrick Yawyer) ; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, 
use of whole estate while my widow. Son, Peter, my new waggon; 
and son, Paul, may have use of it. Sons, Peter and Paul, (after 
wife's marriage or decease) tract of land in Sussex Co.; Peter to 
have lower V2, whereon he now lives, with buildings and orchard; 



194 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Paul, the upper part and Wolf Swamp, and Vs part of the fruit 
from Peter's orchard for 9 years. Son, Peter, £10, for repair of 
buildings. Son, Paul, £5, having received £5 already. Sons, Henry 
and Andrew, tract of land whereon I now live, bounded by land of 
Martin Wyckoff, Andrew Redricla, George Biggs and others, with 
'55 acres on the mountain, bounded by land of John Smith and 
others; the one taking the part with buildings allowing the other 
£30. Son, John, tract, 60 acres, in Lebanon, by land of Christian 
Hassel, and Martin Wyckoff. Daughter, Elizabeth, £100, after my 
wife's decease. Executors — son, Henry Hunter, and friend, Joseph 
Hankinson. Witnesses — Cornelius Bowman, Peter Johnson and 
William Forbes Taylor. Proved Apr. 4. 1791. Lib. 32, p. 313. 

1791, Feb. 14. Inventory, £23*5.13.4%; made by Cornelius Bow- 
man and William Howell. 

1792, Oct. 24. Account by Henry Yawyer [Henry Hunter, Jr.] 
and Joseph Hankinson, showing balance of £306.0.9. File 1563J. 

1794, Sept. 16. Huntington, Gilbert, of Shongum, Morris Co.; will 
of. Brother, Abraham, mountain lot of 24 acres and homestead 
{TV2 acres), with right to the water fire in Shongom forge. Brother, 
Samuel, 26 acres and pond lot. Sisters, Rhoda and Mary, to have 
privileges of house; also one cow and bees. Sister, Libba Nichols, 
privilege of use of forge. Brother, Simon Huntington, £5. Brother 
Abraham, the residue. Executors — brother, Abraham, and friend, 
the Rev. Isaac Price. Witnesses — Samuel Williams, Polly Simson, 
Rhoda Huntington. Proved Oct. 26, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 152. 

1794, Oct. 25. Inventory, £380.3.0; made by Samuel Williams, 
Jonathan Young. File 85 IN. 

1792, Apr. 17. Huntsman, Abraham, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Huntsman. Feilowbondsman — James Ham- 
mell; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 407. 

1792, Apr. 16. Inventory, £64:16/6; made by John Wiley and 
Samuel Atkinson. File 11449C. 

1786, June 26. Husk, Nicholas, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elenor, one horse, 2 milck cows, and use of 
% of house and barn with large lot of plowland before the door, 
while my widow. Son, John, remainder of house and lands, with 
that left for wife's use after her marriage or decease; also wagon, 
2 horses and farming utensils. Daughters, Catharine and Sarah, £40 
each, when 22. Remainder of movable estate to be divided between 
wife and the 3 children. Executors — ^wife, Elenor, and son, John. 
Witnesses — Isaac Price, Peter Cook, Helmer Kent. Proved Apr. 3, 
1793. Lib. 33, p. 327. 

1787, Jan. 9. Inventory, £379:7, made by Peter Cook and Stephen 
Wigans. File 823N. 

1791, Jan, 13, Hutchinson, John, of Nottingham Twsp., Burling- 
ton, Co.; will of. Wife, Jerusa, to have use of 2 rooms of house, 
furniture; also 2 cows and 6 sheep, and pasture for them to be 
furnished by sons, Jonathan and Amos; also to have use of meadows 
that are willed to John and William until they are of age. To sons, 
John and William, 25 acres each, lying on south side of plantation 
from corner of land formerly belonging to Thomas Hutchinson and 



CALENDAR OP WILLS— 1791-1795 195 

running to Samuel Abbott's line, thence to the brook; John's lot to 
join the brook; William's lot to join Samuel Abbott's, but if either 
die before 21 without lawful issue, his part to go to survivor. To 
daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Ormly, £10. each, to be paid in 2 
years. To daughters, Anna and Abigail, £35 each, when 18. To 
sons, Jonathan and Amos, remaining lands to be divided between 
them; also remainder of personal estate. Executors — sons, Jonathan 
and Amos Hutchinson, and David Cubberly. Witnesses — William 
Willgus, Jonathan Hutchinson, Mary Willgus. Proved May 17, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 139. 

1791, May 17, Inventory, £267.5/0, made by, Jonathan Hutchin- 
son and William Cubberly. File 11389C. 

1792, Feb. 14. Hutchinson, Jonathan, of Nottingham Twsp., 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, Vs of the money now in 
hands of the Executors of Samuel Hill, dec'd; also use and profits 
of lands and tenements for bringing up children, until youngest is 
21; then Vs of real estate or money from sale of real estate. 
Children — Samuel, Pearson, Thomas, Israel, Joel, Hill, Smith, Jehan- 
nah and Christian — , the boys, each 2 shares of remainder of real 
and personal; the girls, each 1 share, after the youngest is 21. Ex- 
ecutors — brother-in-law. Smith Hill, Amos Hutchinson, Jr., and son, 
Samuel. Witnesses — David Cubberly, Robert Phares, William Phares. 
Proved Apr. 26, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 386. 

1792, Apr. 23. Inventory, £259.3.5; made by David Cubberly 
and Jonathan Hutchinson. File 11450C. 

1793, May 11. Hutchinson, William, of Middlesex Co. Int. Peter 
Smyth, of Monmouth Co. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Neilson, of 
Middlesex Co. Lib. 33, p. 231; File 8207-8208L. 

1788, Oct. 13. Huysman, Abraham, of New Barbadoes Precinct, 
Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Meryah, use of real and personal pro- 
perty while widow for the proper maintenance of children. Son, 
Jacobus, all real estate v/hen 21; he paying my daughters, Agnes 
and Elizabeth, each £125 for same. The 3 children, to have an equal 
division of personal property after Jacobus is 21. Executors — 
father-in-law, Rulof Terhune, brother, James Housman, and friend, 
Necausey Blinkerhof. Witnesses — Isaac Vreeland, James Huysman, 
John Cutwater. Proved June 1, 1794. Lib. 3'5, p. 67; File 2391B. 

1793, Dec. 3. Hyde, George, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Jesse 
Smith, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsman — Reuben 
Runyon, of Newton, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 340. 

, . Inventory, £28.6.10; made by Joshua Drake and 

Samuel Hill. File 563S. 

1793, Mar. 16. Imlay, John, Sr., of Burlington Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Abigail Van Sciver, one large pewter dish. Son, Joseph, 
one bookcase. Daughter, Margaret Brown, 6 pewter plates. Son, 
John Biddle Imlay, lot of land adjoining John Pope and Thomas 
Brown; also 6 silver teaspoons, 3 tablespoons and a spice box, when 
21. Remainder of real and personal estate to be sold, and proceeds 
divided among children, i.e., Abigail, Joseph and Margaret, each 1 
share, and John, 2 shares. Executors — son-in-law, Jacob Van Sciver, 
and John Black. Witnesses — ^James Sloan, John Black and Caleb 



196 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Shreve. Proved Apr. 18, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 10. 

1793, Apr. 13. Inventory, £46.2.6; made by Matthias Kerlin and 
Joel Gibbs. File 11499C. 

1788, Apr. 3. Imlay, William, Sr., of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Son, John, £10. Son, David, £10. Son, 
Isaac, £10. Daughter, Alenor (wife of James Robins), 10 shillings. 
Daughter, Lucy (wife of William Taylor), 10 shillings. Sons, Will- 
iam and Edward, plantation and residue, to be equally divided be- 
tween them. Executors — sons, William and Edward Imlay. Wit- 
nesses — Charles Hay, Benjamin Rogers, Robert Lawrence. Proved 
July 2, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 394. 

1791, Aug. 1. Inventory, £387.9.4; made by James Bruere and 
Thomas Potts. File 6495-6498M. 

1794, June 13. Imlay, William, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co. Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Imlay and James Bruere. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Samuel Forman, Jr., all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 425. 

1794, June 18. Inventory, £211.7.6; made by Richard HorsfuU 
and John Hankins. File 7057-7062M. 

1781, Aug. 27. Ingersull, Joseph, Sr., of Great Eggharbour, Glou- 
cester Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, use of part of land bequeathed 
to son Daniel; also, mare, saddle, bridle, 3 cows and calves and V2 
of sheep and household furniture. Eldest son, Joseph, land and 
marsh on southwest side of Great Eggharbour River. Son, Daniel, 
home plantation. Son, Enoch, land and swamp below Elder Creek; 
also, 1 yoke of oxen, farming utensils and V2 of sheep. Daughters, 
Dinah Dellaney and Mary Lake, horse, saddle and bridle and rest 
of cattle. Executors — eldest sons, Joseph and Daniel. Witnesses — 
Noah Smith, Samuel Risley and Rachel Golding, Proved June 18, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 274; File 1948H. 

1793, Nov. 8. Ingersull, Joseph, of Cape May Co. Adm'x — Jean 
Ingersull, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — John Champion, of Glou- 
cester Co. Lib. 33, p. 279. 

1793, Nov. 6. Inventory, £183.2.11; made by James Willets and 
John Champion. File 5 9 IE. 

1792, Aug. 6. Ingrum, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Ingrum. Fellowbondsman — Robert Edmunds, yeoman; both 
of said Co. Witnesses — Mary Foster, Salathiel Foster. 

Lib. 34, p. 466. 

1792, June 6. Inventory, £53.18.10; made by Robert Edmunds 

and Constantine Carll. File 576E. 

1791, May 16. Inskeep, John, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Isaac Inskeep, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of John Inskeep, of 
Philadelphia as his Guardian. Fellov/bondsman — Franklin Daven- 
port, of Woodbury, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 217; File 1776H. 

1795, Jan. 8. Inslee, Elisha, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Matthew Freeman. Fellowbondsman — Justus Dunn; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 200; File 8609-8610L. 

1791, Apr. 27. Inslee, John, Sr., of City of Perth Amboy, Mid- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 197 

dlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, entire estate during her widowhood. 
Son, Nathaniel, 5 shillings. At death or marriage of my widow, es- 
tate to be equally divided between my 5 children: Gach, Isaac, Mary, 
John and Sarah (all under age). Executors — Aaron Bloodgood and 
Jonathan Freeman. Witnesses — Josiah Freeman, Daniel Ayers, Jr., 
Abraham Ayers. Proved June 11, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 431; File 7791-7792L. 

1791, May 13. Irwin, John, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., will 
of. Wife, Catharine, life interest in whole estate. After wife's 
decease, property to be sold and proceeds divided among my grand- 
children. To granddaughter, Hannah Ambler, daughter of my daugh- 
ter. Charity, one equal share. Granddaughters, Hannah and Eliza- 
beth Tomlin, and grandsons, John, Isaiah and Job Tomlin, each, one 
equal share. To my 4 grandchildren (not named), sons and daugh- 
ters of Enoch Eldrige, one equal share. To grandsons, Joseph, Mar- 
tin and John Setley, one share each. Grandsons, Benjamin and 
Isaac French, and granddaughter, Esther French, one share each. 
Granddaughters, Rachel and Elizabeth Swens, one share each. To 
5 grandchildren (not named), sons and daughters of Hugh Agens, 
one share each. Grandson, Samuel Irwin, one share. Executors — 
wife, Catharine, and John Drumon. Witnesses — John Firth, Ben- 
jamin Weatherby, Nancy Bowers. Proved Sept. 3, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 198. 

1791, June 28. Inventory, £70.11.2; made by William While and 
Joseph Paul. 

1791, Sept. 3. Renunciation by John Drumon, as one of the Ex- 
ecutors. File 1777H. 

1795, Feb. 17. Irwin, William, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah Irwin, widow, of said place and George Heinlim, of 
Bucks Co., Penn. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Kennedy, of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 136. 

1795, Feb. 10. Inventory, £143.5.0; made by Thomas Kennedy 
and Andrew Malick. File 659S. 

1791, Sept. 3. Ivens, William, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Precillai, household goods she brought with her, and 
a cow. Daughter, Rebecah, a feather bed, or £10. Daughter, Han- 
nah (now wife of John Garwood), land purchased of Joseph Brach- 
ney; also piece of land purchased of Jacob Wigmore. Daughter, Re- 
becah, plantation purchased of William Fenimore. Son, Amos, plan- 
tation whereon I now live; he to pay the following: Nephew, Willr 
iam Ivens, £10; grandchildren, Rachel, Phanna and Ezekiel, 

(children of son William), 5 shillings each; granddaughter, Rachel 
(wife of Edmund Hackney and daughter of son, Ezekiel), 5 shillings. 
Son Amos to provide home for my wife, Precillai, or, else pay her, 
£10 yearly, during her widowhood. Daughter, Hannah, and her hus- 
band, John Garwood, to pay £5 to a boy I brought up, known by the 
name of Joseph Ivens. Residue to be divided between wife and son, 
Amos. Executors — wife, Precillai, and friend, Joseph Stokes. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Ivins, Thomas Page, John Risdon. Proved Aug. 18, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 353. 

1792, Aug. 7. Inventory, £281.7.5%; made by Thomas Gill and 
Thomas Page. File 11451C. 

1791, Apr. 27. Ivins, Samuel, Thomas, Ezekiel and Joseph, of 

Monmouth Co. Wards. Children of Solomon Ivins, of said Co., 



198 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

dec'd. On petition of their mother, Mary Ivins. Guardian — Mary 
Ivins (their mother). Fellowbondsmen — Randall Robins and Robert 
Montgomery; all of said Co. Witnesses — Amos Pharo, Thos. Hen- 
derson. Lib. 32, p. 414; File 6499-6502M. 

1790, Dec. 17. Ivins, Solomon, Sr., of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, 5 shillings in lieu of her right 
of dower. Son, Daniel, plantation whereon he now lives purchased 
of Wm. French and adjoining lands of Clayton Newbold and Moses 
Ivins, in Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co. Son, John, land whereon 
he now lives in Mansfield Twsp., said Co., purchased of Joseph Eng- 
lish and adjoining land of Nathan Robbins and Samuel Newbold. 
Sons, Daniel and John, each to pay £300 for same. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Hunt, 5 shillings and a bond held against her husband. Son, 
Solomon, house and lot in Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co., where he 
now lives, and £15. Sons, Thomas and Samuel, my grist mill and 
plantation purchased of Shedlock Negus and Tobias Henderson in 
Upper Freehold, said Co. ; they to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and 
Sarah, £60 each, when they are 18. Sons, Ezekiel and Joseph, plan- 
tation whereon I now live; they to pay to my daughters, Mary and 
Sarah, £50 each, when 18. Sons, Thomas and Samuel, residue of 
personal after debts are paid. Executors — wife, Mary, and son, John 
Ivins. Witnesses — Barzillai Fenimore, Caleb Rockhill, Nathan Rock- 
hill. Proved Feb. 15, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 379. 

1791, Feb. 16. Inventory, £893.8.9; made by Isaac Antrum and 
Joseph Ridgway. File 6503-6506M. 

1794, Sept. 13. Jacklin, James, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Ephraim Cronwell. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Van Houten; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 69; File 2397B. 

1794, Aug. 9. Jackson, Prudence, of Somerset Co.; will of. 
Grandson, William Vail, lot of 35 acres (between Elizabethtown and 
Woodbridge), formerly belonging to my father, Shobal Smith, 
bounded west by lot formerly belonging to my husband, dec'd, north 
by Trunkin Perch Brook, east by land of brother William Smith's 
estate, and south by David Edger's land; he paying his brother, 
Tames Vail, £100. Grandson, James Vail, £200. Granddaughters, 
Rebecca Vail, Phebe Vail, Mary Vail and Margaret Vail, the residue, 
to be divided between them. Executors — grandsons, William and 
James Vail. Witnesses — David Vail, Margaret Vail, Isaac Vail. 
Proved Sept. 22, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 439. 

1794, Sept. 22. Inventory, £99.19.3; made by David Vail and 
Tohn Vail. File 941R. 

1787, Aug. 29. Jacobus, Abraham, of Towagham, Precinct of 
Pequanack, Morris Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Eve, Vs of grain and 
vegetables raised on the place, 2 cows, and furnished room in house 
and a supply of firewood while my widow. Daughters, Elizabeth 
and Ann Jacobus, each a cow, and to be kept by sons, John and 
Brant, while single. Sons, Cornelius and Abraham, the old place 
where Cornelius now lives, to be equally divided between them; also 
(6 acres) a piece of woodland near the saw mill; the same subject 
to an incumbrance of £25, which they are to pay to my daughter, 
Lena Mandeville, 4 years after my decease. Son, James, lot be- 
yond Cornelius, with 2% acres of meadow in the swamp. Son, 



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Nicholas, place where he lives, and 2^^ acres of meadow in the 
swamp. Sons, James and Nicholas, to pay my daughter, Jenny 
Schermerhorn, £25, 4 years after my decease. Son, Brant, 5 shill- 
ings. Son, John, a piece of land between the old line and my broth- 
er, James. Sons, John and Brant, dwelling house and land thereto, 
subject to £60, to be paid to my daughters, Elizabeth and Ann, 4 
years after my decease. Remainder of estate to be sold by vendue 
and equally divided amongst all my children, but sons. Brant and 
John, are to have remainder of meadow. Executors — sons, Brant 
and John. Witnesses — William Menderveal, Nicholas Jacobus, 
Charles Ailsworth O'Brien. Proved Dec. 9, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 9. 

1791, Oct. 13. Inventory, £34.9.0, made by Thos. Doremus, Philip 
Hyler. File 770N. 

1793, Oct. 3. Jacobus, James, Sr., of Morris Co.; will of. Wife 
(name not given), to be maintained out of the estate; also to have 
an old negro wench and negro, Tom. Son, James, south half of 17- 
acre lot between Capt. Thos. Doremus and Martin Van Duyne's land; 
also 11 acres between where he now lives and the heirs of Abraham 
Jacobus, dec'd; also 15 acres between Martin Van Dyne and Thomas 
Doremus. Son, David, 30 acres whereon he now lives; also northerly 
half of the 17 -acre lot and 10 acres whereon the saw mill stands as 
laid out by Abraham Ryerson. Daughter, Ann, 25 acres whereon 
Brant Jacobus, dec'd, formerly lived, during her life. After her de- 
cease, same to her son Cornelius Bloom. Sons, Cornelius, Abraham 
and Nicholas, remainder of lands in Morris Co. Daughters, Eliza- 
beth (wife of Wm. Mandeville) and Eve (wife of John Mandeville), 
50-acre lot at Precaness (Preakness), Bergen Co. Son, Cornelius, 
6 acres whereon he lives. Granddaughter, Ann Van Blaricum, £5. 
Daughter, Mary (wife of Richard Duryea), £100 (to be paid by the 
5 sons within 3 years). Personal and residue to be divided between 
all the children. Executors — sons, Cornelius and James. Witnesses 
— Isaac Kingslan, Jr., Abraham Jacobus, Charles A. O'Brien. Proved 
Aug. 22, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 151. 

1794, July 8. Inventory, £414.2.7; made by Thomas Doremus and 
Philip Hiler. File 852N. 

1788, Oct. 6. Jacobusse, Jacobus, of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, 
Jeche, Vs of real during her life, and all my moveable estate. Son, 
Rulif, the remaining % of real, and the other Vs after death of my 
wife. To my 3 daughters, Esther, Rachel and Yannetie, £50 each. 
To children of my daughter, Gartey, deceased, £50; all to be paid 
3 years after the decease of my wife. Executors — son, Rulif 
Jacobusse and Henry Mandeville. Witnesses — Henry Mead, George 
L. Ryerson, Abr'm Ryerson. Proved Dec. 27, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 542; File 2127B. 

1792, Mar. 10. James, Kitty (Catherine), of Salem Co.; will of. 
Personal estate to be sold. To mother, Rachel Sinnickson (wife of 
John Sinnickson, Esq., of Penns Neck, said Co.), use of my plate, 
2 gold watches, the interest from monies and messuage in Hunter- 
don Co., now occupied by Asa Hart, during her life; the same to be 
equally divided, after her decease, between my cousins, Charles and 
Daniel McKnight (sons of my uncle, Richard McKnight, of Mon- 
mouth Co.). Should said cousins die without issue the same to be 
equally divided between Mby Bainbridge and Rachel Bainbridge 
(wife of Ralph Hunt), they being daughters of Edmond Bainbridge, 



200 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of Hunterdon Co. Negro wench, Phillis, to be emancipated when 
21 and paid £10. Executrix — mother, Rachel Sinnickson. Witnesses 
— Patrick Brady, Joseph Conner and George Mecum. 

Lib. 35, p. 318; File 2133L 

1795, April 25. James, Thomas, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Nephews, James Herbert, Richard Herbert, Robert 
James (son of Robert) and John James (son of Richard), each £5. 
Son, Robert James, remainder of estate. Executors — friends and 
brothers, Richard James, Robert James and Obediah Herbert. Wit- 
nesses — John Smith, Andrew Reynolds and Andrew Rowan. Proved 
May 22, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 182. 

1795, April 29. Inventory, £170.5.8; made by Daniel Wilson. 

File 8627-8632L. 

1795, Apr. 8. Jaques, Enos, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Jaques, Sr. Fellowbondsman — Clarkson Edgar; both of 
said Co. Lib. 85, p. 201; File 8633-8634L. 

1792, July 5. Jaques, Richard, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Ruth Jaques and Peter Lott Jaques. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Jaques; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 315. 

1792, Nov. 26. Inventory, £548.14.2; made by Nicholas Bodine 
and Capt. Nicholas Booraem. File 8049-8054L. 

1791, Aug. 1. Jaques, Samuel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Richard Jaques and Moses Jaques. Fellowbondsman — Enos Jaques; 
all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 465; File 8427-8428L. 

1793, Feb. 22. Jeanes, Mary, of Salem Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Henry Jeanes, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Peter Hickman as 
her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — John Jaquett. 

Lib. 33, p. 118; File 2023L 

1791, Apr. 26. Jeffery, Jeremiah and John, of Monmouth Co. 
Wards. Sons of William Jeffery, of said Co., dec'd; they petition 
that David Jeffery be appointed their Guardian. Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas Jeffery; both of Shrewsbury, said Co. 

Lib. 32; p. 414; File 6507-6510M. 

1794, Dec. 16. Jeffery, John, Sr., of Dover, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, 3 cows, and use of plantation (the 
Vz called the homestead), while widow. Son, John, part of land run- 
ning up line of John Roger's to Bank Creek. Son, Jacob, part of 
lands west side of homestead. Son, William, land above Bank Creek; 
also £45 to be paid by son, John. Youngest sons, Jesse and Francis, 
land called the Homestead, to be divided between them. Daughter, 
Charity Potter, £30. Daughter, Deborah Jeffery, £60. Land bought 
of John Imlay to be divided between the 5 sons. Executors — wife 
Elizabeth and sons, John and Jesse. Witnesses — George Cook, Green 
Worth, Henry Worth. Proved Jan. 29, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 513. 

1795, Jan. 21. Inventory, £143.18.2y2; made by George Cook 
and Gabriel Woodmansee. File 7247.-7252M. 

1794, Sept. 22. Jeffery, Richard, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Son, Francis, £25. Son, Garrett, £5. Son, Ruben, £15. 
To Humphrey, £12. To Mary and Rebecca, each £20. Plantation to 
be sold and proceeds divided between, Francis, Garrett, Ruben and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 201 

Rebecca. Executors — son, Francis, James Green and Ehihu Chad- 
wick. Witnesses — Cornelius Lane, William Green, William Harvey. 
Proved Jan. 29, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 527. 

1795, Jan. 25. Inventory, £94.0.0; made by John Green and Cor- 
nelius Lane. File 7253-7256M. 

1793, Apr, 23. Jeffery, Thomas, of Monmouth Co. Ward. Son 
of William Jeffery, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of David Jeffery, 
Guardian. Fellowbondsman — John Knott; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 256; File 6895-6898M. 

1791, Feb. 21. Jeffery, William, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r 
— David Jeffery. Fellowbondsmen— -John Johnston and John Jeffery; 
all of Shrewsbury, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 409. 

1791, Feb. 6. Inventory, £62.15.1, (Estate of Wm. Jeffery and 
ThankfuU Jeffery), made by Lewis Robins, Clerk, John Jeffery and 
John Johnston. File 651 1-65 14M. 

1795, Oct. 6. Jeffries, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x— 
Phebe Jeffries. Fellowbondsman— Jonathan Badcock; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 299; File 1949H. 

1791, Feb. 23. Jelf, Susannah, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co., 
widow; will of. Daughter, Mary Ann, (wife of George Joy, late of 
the City of New York, merchant), £15 for a mourning ring. Daugh- 
ters, Susannah and Sarah, all real and personal. Executrixes — 
daughters, Susannah and Sarah, Witnesses — Mary Butler, Stephen 
Wheeler, John Chetwood. Proved July 8, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 194; File 7716-7719G. 

1791, Apr. 29. Jemson; Joseph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Stephen Jemson. Fellowbondsman— Jacob Jemson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 465. 

1791, Apr. 27. Inventory, made by Samuel Mount and Stephen 
Hooper. File 7793-7798L. 

1792, Apr. 27. Jenkins, Margaret, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Adrian Van Riper. Fellowbondsman — John King, Jr.; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 44. 

1792, Apr. 17. Inventory, £13.15.0; made by John King, Jr. and 
Abraham Cadmus. File 7494-7499G. 

1784, Dec. 22. Jennings, Jacob, Sr., of Somerset Co.; will of. 
Wife [not named], whole of estate during her life. Son, Jacob, % 
of real and personal property. The other i/4 in trust, for the children 
of daughter Ann Tingley, dec'd; and in particular for her 2 young- 
est sons, Ebenezer and John and such other of the children as may 
have had the least of the estate of their father, Ebenezer Tingley, 
dec'd. Grandson, Daniel Tingley (oldest son of daughter Ann) no 
more than 10 shillings. Executor — son, Jacob. Witnesses — Jere- 
miah Drake, Joseph Steward and Abr. Saunders. Proved Sept. 5, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 553; File 881R. 

1792, Feb. 15. Jennings, Mary, of Wantage, Sussex Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Samuel Meeker. Fellowbondsman — Sylvanus South- 
worth; both of said place and Co. Witnesses — Thos. Anderson and 
John DeCamp, Jr. Lib. 34, p. 156. 



202 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, Jan. 21. Inventory, £43.14.7; made by Sylvanus South- 
worth and John Decker. File 529S. 

1795, May 7. Jewell, David, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Caleb 
Osborn, Jr., and John Jewell. Fellowbondsman — Abner Osborn; 
all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 500. 

1795, May 11. Inventory, £11.12.4; made by Elihu Pierson and 
Daniel Osborn. File 8348-8353G. 

1794, Aug. 4. Johnes, Timothy, Sr., of the Town and County of 
Morris; will of. Wife, Kezia, £100; also, the yearly interest in the 
widow's fund in Philadelphia, riding chair and horse, and Va of per- 
sonal estate during her life; she to live with son, William, Son, 
Timothy, remainder of farm in Hanover (part of which he has by 
deed of gift) adjoining Richard Johnson's land. Son, William, 10 
acres of farm in Hanover; also dwelling house and all lands in Mor- 
ristown, i.e., 40 acres of woodland bought of Cheevers, 20 acres 
bought of Capt. Silas Howell, and 14 acres bought of Joseph Lewis; 
also, negro man, Cato, my team and all implements of husbandry; 
likewise personal property bequeathed to wife (except books) after 
her decease. Granddaughter, Phebe Darcy, £10. Daughters, Theo- 
dosia and Anna Lewis, and granddaughter, Phebe Darcy, the remain- 
ing % of personal to be divided between them. Books to be divided 
between the 4 children, i.e., Theodisa, Timothy, Anne, William and 
granddaughter, Phebe Darsey. Servant, Tobias, to be set free after 
wife's decease and £10 given him. Executors — sons, Timothy and 
William, Joseph Lewis and grandson, Gabriel Ford. Witnesses — 
Caleb Russell, Sylvester D. Russell, Catharine Walton. Proved Oct. 
24, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 154; File 853N. 

1795, Oct. 24. Johnson, Abraham, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Jonathan Harned, Jr. and Linus Moores. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Freeman. Lib. 35, p. 198; File 8635-8636L. 

1790, June 27. Johnson, Barbara, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Son, Daniel, home place, (100 acres) and V2 of 
swamp. Son, John, 4 acres of upland where he now lives and one 
acre of swamp. Son, David, 50 acres and V4, of swamp. Son, George, 
50 acres and i/4 of swamp. Son, Samuel, remainder of lands. Son, 
Michael, 5 shillings. Daughter, Catharine Freese, '5 shillings. Mov- 
able estate to be equally divided between all the children except the 
two last named. Son, Daniel, to pay the following legacies. Son, 
Jacob, £20; son, Samuel, £50 (when of age); daughters, Elizabeth 
and Mary Johnson, each £15. Sons, David, George and Samuel, 
each a horse. Executors — sons, Jacob and Daniel Johnson. Wit- 
nesses — Abijah Davis, James Meek, Joseph Moore. Proved Oct. 25, 
1794. Lib. 35, p. 160; File 1063F. 

1794, Mar. 21. Johnson, Benjamin, of Amwell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co. Int. Adm'rs — Isaac Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Benjamin 
Johnson, of said place, and Benjamin Morgan, of Hopewell Twsp., 
said Co. Fellowbondsman — William Palmer, of said place and Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 141; File 1684J. 

1795, Oct. 27. Johnson, Cornelius, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of Abraham Johnson, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Ellis Barron, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 203 

Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Harned; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 202; File 8637-8640L. 

1784, Sept. 24. Johnson, Daniel, of Cape May Co.; will of. To 
(2nd) wife, Hannah Johnson, £3 for her dower, and to each of her 
children £10; that is, Jacob Johnson and Sarah Johnson, each £10. 
Son, Jonathan, use of real for 10 years, after which time it is to be 
sold and proceeds divided between the 4 children I had by my first 
wife, i.e., Jonathan, Martha, Leaming and Hamor. Children to have 
schooling. Movable estate to be sold in 5 years and divided amongst 
children. Executors — brother, David Johnson, and brother-in-law, 
Richard Stevenson. Witnesses — Levi Smith, Rach Smith and John 
Cresse. Proved Nov. 18, 1785. Lib. 36, p. 187. 

1785, Nov. 15. Inventory, £274.1.7%; made by John Cresse and 
Eli Eldredge. File 4'58E. 

1793, Mar. 25. Johnson, David, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Johnson, the widow, and Isaac Johnson of Newark. Fellow- 
bondsman — Jotham Johnson, of same place and Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 215; File 7712-7715G. 

1794, Feb. 18. Johnson, Edward, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Johnson. Fellowbondsman— Joseph Ennes; both of Sandy- 
ston, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 180; File 598S. 

1793, Nov. 8. Johnson, Eliphalet, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Martha, house furniture, a negro wench and £20 yearly (paid 
by sons Daniel and Aaron), while widow. Sons, Daniel and Aaron, 
currying shop with utensils and tanyard and stock, in equal shares; 
also a division of lands: first division to begin near bridge at Can- 
field's meadow to line of Jabez Bruen to the brook and along brook 
to Bound Creek; also piece of meadow on Bound Creek and 
Wheeler's Creek and a piece of meadow bought of Daniel Hays, 
dec'd; also piece of land adjoining the mountain road bounded west- 
erly on Joseph Camp, north on Jediah Tichenor, east on Isaac Pier- 
son and southerly on road; also dwelling house and lot where testa- 
tor lives on road from Elizabethtown to Newark bounded easterly 
on John Johnson; son Daniel to have said first division if he gives 
deed to son Aaron for house and land where he now lives. The sec- 
ond division to begin at the tanyard along brook to north corner of 
Jabez Bruen's line to ditch west of meadow belonging to Jonathan 
Lyon and Jabez Parkhurst, along said ditch to road thence along 
road to comer above the barracks; also piece of meadow bought of 
Henry Lyon and piece of meadow at Zacharias Creek; said division 
to be son Aaron's, unless son Daniel refuses to convey house to him; 
then Aaron is to have the first division and Daniel the second. Son, 
Daniel to pay son Uzal, £75 and to son John, £25. Son Aaron to 
pay son Uzal, £75 and to son John, £75. Son, Uzal, £150 and debts 
against him to be cancelled. Son, John, £100 exclusive of what he 
has received. Daughter, Betsey Canfield, £200 exclusive of what she 
has received (in trust with son Aaron) ; if she dies without issue, 
same to be divided between the 4 sons. Executors — sons, Daniel and 
Aaron. Witnesses — Eliphalet Johnson, Jr., Isaac Longworth and 
Ephraim Terrill. Proved Mar. 23, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 14; File 8358-8363G. 

1795, Feb. 18. Johnson, James, Jr., of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x 



204 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

— Elizabeth Johnston. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Woolley; both of 

said Co. Lib. 36, p. 96. 

1795, Feb. 8. Inventory, £29.5.0; made by John Yoang [Young] 

and Samuel Williams. File 881N. 

1793, Apr. 3. Johnson, John, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, Asa, £10; payable Mar. 25, 1795. Daughters, 
Deborah Gaskill (wife of Abraham Gaskill), and Anne Briant, (wife 
of Benjamin Briant), residue and remainder divided between them; 
daughter, Deborah, her share immediately; daughter, Anne, her 
share payable Mar. 25, 1795; and should she die before that date, 
daughter, Deborah, to receive Anne's share. Executor — friend, Asa 
Shinn. Witnesses — George Langstaff, Joseph Morris and John Allen. 
Proved May 21, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 17. 

1793, Apr. 10. Inventory, £164.9.71/4 ; made by Jacob Merrit and 
George Langstaff. File 11500C. 

1793, Aug. 21. Johnson, John, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Estate to be sold. Wife, Mary, and sons, Benjamin 
and John, each an equal share of proceeds. (Sons under age.) Ex- 
ecutrix — wife, Mary Johnson. Witnesses — James Carr, Sarah 
Eglington. Proved Oct. 1, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 85. 

1793, Sept. 6. Inventory, £102.9.11 1/2; made by William Ford 
and Andrew Hendrickson. File 186 IH. 

1795, April 4. Johnson, John, Sr., of Hanover, Morris Co.; will 
of. Son, Abnor, 5 shillings in lieu of his birthright and to debar 
him from further share in estate. Daughter, Hannah, £12. Daugh- 
ter, Mary, £1. Daughter, Sarah, £5. Granddaughter, Rhoda, £6. 
Son, John, 4 acres of meadow on Passaic River corner of land form- 
erly belonging to Stephen Beach, dec'd. Son, Jonathan, 5 acres 
(upper corner of son John's). Son, Daniel, 5 acres. Son, John, 18 
acres on west side of a drift road leading from dwelling house of 
Samuel Parrit to house of Samuel Ball, adjoining land of Samuel 
Merry and David Kitchel. Sons, Jonathan and Daniel, remainder of 
lands on the east side of the drift road. Son, Jonathan, residue of 
real and personal. Executors — sons, Daniel, John and Jonathan. 
Witnesses — Samuel Ball, Esther Frazee and Benjamin Griffith. 
Proved Sept. 3, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 84. 

1795, May 5. Inventory, £42.16.9; made by Benjamin Griffith 
and Aaron Kitchel. File 882N. 

1793, Mar. 7. Johnson, Jonathan, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Jeremiah Johnson, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Ellis Hughes, yeo- 
man; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 279. 

1793, Mar. 23. Inventory, £58.0.3; made by Henry Ludlam and 
Richard Stephenson. File 592E. 

1794, Feb. 17. Johnson, Matthias, of South Amboy, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, bed and other small things she may 
choose, and the income from residue during her life. Granddaugh- 
ters, Elizabeth and Lidia, (daughter of son, Henry) a bond for £300 
held as a mortgage on their father's plantation, to be divided be- 
tween them when 21. Son, Cornelius, a bond for £300 held against 
him. Granddaughter, Ann Johnson (daughter of son, Cornelius), 
£200, after wife's decease. Daughter, Mary Voorhees, (wife of 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 205 

Court Voorhees), my large cupboard, a bond for £100 held against 
her husband, and £200 after wife's decease. Grandson, William 
Johnson (son of son, William), all real; but if he dies before of age, 
the same to his next oldest brother. Remainder to be sold, with in- 
come of proceeds to wife during her life; after her decease to be 
divided between the 4 children, i.e., Henry, Cornelius, Mary Voor- 
hees and William. Executors — son, Cornelius, and James Voorhees. 
Witnesses — Luke Smock, John Brown, William Dey. Proved Mar. 1, 
1794, Lib. 34, p. 514. 

1794, Feb. 8. Inventory, £2,372.19.1; made by John Anderson 
and Samuel Potts. File 8419-8426L. 

1791, Dec. 15. Johnson, Nicholas, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Rhodah Johnson, bed and curtains which were 
her mother's; also £45. Son, Josiah, £10. Grandchildren, Nathan, 
Vieterine and Rachel Johnson, each 10 shillings, when 18. Sons, 
Nicholas, Enos and William, residue of real and personal. Executors 
— the 3 sons. Witnesses — Henry Mulford, Elijah Moore, David 
Bowen. Proved Feb. 15, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 172; File 1064F. 

1784, June 17. Johnson, Sollis, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Thomas Johnson, 10 shillings. Daughters, 
Sarah Jobs, Rhoda Flitcraft, Rebecca Lippincott, Anna Baily, and 
Sollis Johnson, each 5 shillings. Daughter, Mary Johnson, house 
on Front Street, Philadelphia, and residue. Executrix — daughter, 
Mary Johnson. Witnesses, Israel Barrass and Robert Phares. Proved 
June 8, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 370; File 11452C. 

1794, June 20. Johnson, William, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, profits of real and personal estate during 
her life. Daughter, Catharine, her board at house of her brother, 
Abraham, or £10 a year, while single; should she marry, an equal 
share with the other married children. Son, Abraham, real estate. 
Children, Margaret, John, Anthony, Sarah and Elizabeth, personal 
property to be divided between them. Executors — son, Anthony 
and son-in-law, Moses Weaver. Witnesses — Alexander Brown, Will- 
iam Cool, Jr., Henry Wintersteen. Proved Oct. 11, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 173. 

1794, Oct. 10. Inventory, £1467.13.10; made by John Bebout 
and James Doddy. File 600S. 

1792, May 18. Johnston, Daniel, of Dover, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Rogers. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Johnston; both 
of said place. Lib. 34, p. 343. 

1792, May 16. Inventory, £568.5.10 (real and personal) ; made 
by John Rogers and John Jeffery. File 6729-6732M. 

1791, Aug. 6. Johnston, Joseph, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Michael Johnston. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Forman; both 
of said Co. Witnesses — Euphamia Clayton and Thos. Henderson. 

Lib. 32, p. 413. 

1791, Aug. 5. Inventory, £280.0.3; made by Samuel Forman, Jr., 
and Alex. Low. File 65 15-65 18M. 

1788, May 9. Johnston, Luke, of Dover Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Granddaughter, Mary Johnston (daughter of son Ezekiel), 



206 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1 large pewter basin and 1 large pewter platter, belonging to me 
and my first wife, Mary Johnston, and marked with both our names. 
Eldest son, Ezekiel, remainder of estate. Witnesses — Adam Wooley, 
Adam Wooley, Jr., Esther Wooley. Proved Apr. 1, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 253. 

1793, Jan. 8. Inventory, £89.14.1; made by Samuel Hewitt and 
Edward Patterson Cook. 

1793, Apr. 24. Int. (No Executor having been appointed in 
will.) Adm'r — Ezekiel Johnston. File 6899-6906M. 

1791, Apr. 29. Johnston, Stephen, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
Simon Van Wickle and Evert Van Wickle. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Watson; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 466. 

1791, Apr. 5. Inventory, £68.15.9; made by Thomas Watson and 
Archibald Gordon. File 7799-7802L. 

1795, Nov. 7. Jonas, Adolph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jonathan Bloomfield. Fellowbondsman — James Coddington. 

Lib. 35, p. 199; File 8641-8642L. 

1795, Mar. 21. Jones, Ann, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Hoffman. Fellowbondsman — ^Joel Miller, of Woodbury, said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 305. 

179'5, Mar. 23. Inventory, £16.17.6; made by Joel Miller and 
Thomas Low. File 1950H. 

1791, Oct, 24. Jones, Benjamin, of Springfield Twsp., Burling' 
ton Co.; will of. To William Evesham's 4 children, had by my 
daughter, Lydia, £20, to be divided between them when of age. To 
Sarah Morris, 20 shillings. To John Shinn's son, Benjamin, £5, to 
be held by his mother until 21. Residue of estate to daughters, 
Sarah and Elizabeth. Executor — ^brother, Hezekiah Jones. Wit- 
nesses — Aquila Shinn, Joseph Champion and Job Jones. Proved 
Dec. 16, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 163. 

1791, Dec. 12. Inventory, £181.0.iy2; made by Wm, Atkinson 
and George West. File 11390C. 

1792, Mar. 24. Jones, Cornelius, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Jonna Jones, Samuel Jones, Cyrus Jones and Enos Lyon. Fellow- 
bondsman— John Munn; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 36. 

1792, Mar. 26. Inventory, £104.9.4; made by John Munn and 
Jonathan Hedden. File 4463-4464G, 7500-7509G. 

1790, June 16. Jones, Edward, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah 
Jones, his widow. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Sandford, of Bergen 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 511; File 7288-7289G. 

1791, Feb. 22. Jones, Elihu and William, of Essex Co. Wards. 
Sons of Frederick Jones, of said Co., dec'd; they petition that David 
Littel be made their Guardian. Fellowbondsman — William Ely, Jr.; 
both of said Co. Lib. 32, pp. 512, 513; File 7290-7296G. 

1791, Apr. 6. Jones, Elijah, Jr., of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Said ward, son of Elijah Jones, dec'd, of said Co., petitions that 
Nathaniel Temple, of Hopewell Twsp., said Co., be made his Guard- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 207 

ian. Fellowbondsman — Ely Moore, both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 378; File 1564J. 

1791, Sept. 7. Jones, Isaac, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 

Zekiel Day. Fellowbondsman — Corbet Scudder; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 464; File 7803-7804L. 

1791, Oct. 2. Jones, Isaac, Sr., of Gloucester Twsp. and Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Lydia, one horse, 2 cows, and her choice of 
furniture for one room. Daughters, Sarah (wife of Daniel Sharp), 
and Lydia, (wife of Isaac Cox), and my sons, Isaac and James, 5 
shillings each. Daughter, Ann (wife of James Lewis), £5. To 2 
younger children Joseph and Rebecca Jones, remainder of real and 
personal estate. Executors — wife, Lydia Jones, and friend, Samuel 
Kenard, of Haddonfield. Witnesses — Joseph H. Fleming, Mary 
Thackery, Anne Batt. Proved Nov. 25, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 201. 

1791, Nov. 25. Inventory, £282.17.9, made by Jacob Jenings and 
Adam Batt. File 1778H. 

1793, Oct. 19. Jones, Isaac, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Jones. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Janney; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 48. 

1793, Nov. 5. Inventory, £52.5.9; made by John Watson and 
Josiah Anderson. File 11501C. 

1792, Oct. 27. Jones, Joel, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Jennet Jones. Fellowbondsman — Luther Jones, 1st. ; both 
of said Co. Witnesses — John Carle and William Turner. 

Lib. 34, p. 151; File 796N. 

1794, Feb. 6. Jones, Nicholas, of Bergen Co.; will of. Mother, 
Mary Jones, to be maintained during her life. Wife, Susannah, pos- 
session of real and personal estate while my widow. Son, James, 
real estate after wife's decease or marriage, he paying my 2 daugh- 
ters, Jane and Elizabeth, each £100. Personal property to be divided 
between the 3 children (at present under age), after wife's decease. 
Executors — Abraham Ryerson, Roelof Jacobus and Henry Mead. 
Witnesses — Henry Roome, Samuel Jones, Thomas Milledge. Proved 
Aug. 11, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 59. 

1794, July 29. Inventory, £854.14.3; including 3 negros; made 
by George L. Reyerson and Gerret Van Reypen. File 2399-2403B. 

1790, Apr. 25, Jones, Robert Strettell, of Burlington City and 
Co.; will of. Wife, Anne, all household furniture, plate and stock 
of cattle and ^/4 of proceeds from sale of real and personal estate. 
Daughters, Anne, Catherine and Elizabeth, each Vi of residue. 
(Daughters under age.) Executors — wife, Anne, and friend, Alex- 
ander Wilcox. Proved Apr. 20, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 351. 

1792, Mar. 30. Renunciation by Alexander Wilcox. File 11453C. 

1791, Jan. 18. Jones, Sarah and Mary, Middlesex Co. Wards. 
Daughters of Isaac Jones, of Essex Co., deceased. Guardian — 
Nathaniel Littell, of Essex Co. Fellowbondsman — Henry Marsh of 
Middlesex Co. Lib. 32, p. 467; File 7827-7830L. 

1792, Jan. 13. Jones, Thomas, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 



208 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

— Magdalen Jones. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Derrickson; both of 

said Co. Lib. 34, p. 442. 

1792, Jan. 27. Inventory, £102.10.5; made by Benjamin Ford 

and Thomas Derrickson. File 1819H. 

1794, May 10. Joslln, Thomas, of Deerfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Priscilla, use and profits of lands until grand- 
son, Joseph T. Joslin, is 21; also Vs of movables, and % of lands 
while widow. Grandson, Joseph Thomas Joslin, home plantation 
with salt marsh in Sayre's Neck (except wife's Vs), when 21; should 
he die before 21, the same to grandson, Enos Woodruff. Grandson, 
William Woodruff, £8 (to be paid to his father John Woodruff, until 
of age). Grandson, Enos Woodruff (son of John Woodruff), 6 
acres of salt marsh in Fairfield Twsp., when of age. Granddaughters, 
Lucy Joslin and Elizabeth Joslin, each £5, when 18. To Elijah Ben- 
net (grandson of wife), £5 (to be paid to James Bennet, his father, 
until of age). To Rachel Bennet, £5 (to be paid to her father James 
Irfennet, until of age). Son, David Joslin, 10 shillings. Residue 
to be divided between son, David, daughter, Rachel Joslin, and wife's 
daughter, Sarah Austin. Executors — wife, Priscilla, and William 
Garrison, Esq. Witnesses — Jacob Joslin, James Bateman and Eph- 
raim McGee. Proved June 14, 1794. Lib. 3'5, p. 168. 

1794, June 9. Inventory, £281.11.6; made by Abner Smith and 
Dan Robinson. File 1065F. 

1795, May 26. Justice, Joseph, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Brother, John Justice, house and lot in Trenton, during his life; 
then to his son, Maurice. Sister, Mary Dunbar, £100. Residue to 
brother, John Justice, who is made sole Executor. Witnesses — ^John 
Hodgkinson, Jr., Looe Baker and John Allen. Proved June — , 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 155; File 1720J. 

1789, July 25. Keais, William, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
farmer; will of. Wife [not named]. To daughter, Alice Keais, all 
her mother's wearing apparel and old silver, a bed, a mahogany chest 
of drawers and table. To the black girl, Judd, £15.10. Remainder 
of estate to my wife and my other children, i.e., William, Samuel 
and Nathan. Executors — the wife, if she choose, otherwise Ben- 
jamin Hotton. Witnesses — Thomas Reeves, Jonathan Brown, David 
Brown, Jr. Proved Mar. 9, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 200. 

1790, Aug. 16. Inventory, £190.05.10, made by Samuel Ogden 
and Jonathan Brown. File 1779H. 

1791, Apr. 15. Kearny, Isabella, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
relict of Philip Kearny; will of. Kinsman, James Kinsey, of the City 
of Burlington, real and personal in trust; thereafter to be divided 
between my children. Daughter, Sarah Skinner, (wife of John Skin- 
ner), 1/5. Daughter, Isabella Rogers, (wife of Henry Rogers), 
1/5. Daughter, Joanna Kearny, 1/5. Son, Francis Kearny, 1/5. 
Children, of dec'd son Michael, the remaining 1/5 part divided be- 
tween them. Executor — James Kinsey. Witnesses — John J. Faesch, 
Susan Faesch, John Parker. Proved May 17, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 271. 

1792, May 17. Renunciation by James Kinsey. Adm'r — John 
Skinner. Fellowbondsman — Ravaud Kearny; both of Middlesex Co. 

File 8055-8060L. 
1791, Feb. 3. Kearny, Michael, of City of Perth Amboy, Middle- 



CALENDAE OF WILLS— 1791-1795 209 

sex Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, % or an equal share in whole of 
estate with my 7 sons. Sons, John, Philip, Michael, Robert, James, 
Francis, and Lawrence Kearny, an equal share of the other Ys of 
estate. Executrix — wife, Elizabeth Kearny. Witnesses — Sarah 
Skinner, John Skinner, Revaud Kearny. Proved July 8, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 449; File 78r5-7820L, 

1795, Sept. 28. Keas [Keais], Sarah, of Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Savil Wilson. Fellowbondsmen — Samuel Folwell and 
Jonathan Harker; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 299. 

1795, Oct. 7. Inventory, £63.19.8; made by Jehu Lord and 
Jonathan Harker. File 195 IH. 

1793, Oct. 23. Keen, Elias, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co., 
cordwainer. Int. Adm'x — Unity Keen. Fellowbondsman — George 
French; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 54. 

1793, Oct. 10. Inventory, £258.13.9; made by John Warrington 
and George French. File 11502C. 

1794, May 31. Keen, Mounce, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Real and personal estate to be sold (including 35 acres 
purchased of the Executors of William Estlack and tavern and lot 
in Sweedsborough, rented to Henry Lowdenback). To the Sweeds- 
borough Church, £20. Son, Nicholas, % of monies. Daughter, Sarah 
Richman, %. Son, Ananias, Vz of the remaining Vs. Grandchildren, 
Mounce and Sarah Keen (children of son Ananias), the other Vz of 
remaining Vs, when of age. Executors — friends, Gideon Denny and 
Henry Shute. Witnesses — John Vandyke, Andrew Cox and Samuel 
Gibson. Proved April 4, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 277. 

1794, Oct. 17. Inventory, £368.18.2; made by Joseph Dickinson 
and John Smith. File 1952H. 

1792, Feb. 7, Keen, Thomas, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Priscilla Keen. Fellowbondsmen — Hance Peterson, and Richard 
Townsend; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 464; File 577E. 

1791, Mar. 15. Kellogr, Reuben, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r 
— William Lowe. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Tullis; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 281. 

1791, Feb. 18. Inventory, £6.11.0; made by Jonathan Sockwell 
and William Young. File 1018F. 

1787, Mar. 20. Kelly, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Deborah, all lands and movables while my widow. Eld- 
est son, Samuel, 5 shillings. Son, Abraham, 5 shillings. Son, Enoch, 
house I now live in and 2 acres adjoining. Son, George, 1 acre ad- 
joining Enoch's. Son, William, 1 acre adjoining George's. Execu- 
tor — son, Enoch Kelly. Witnesses — John Williams, Ephraim Herriot, 
Jonathan Allen. Proved Nov. 28, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 258. 

1792, Nov. 24. Inventory, £11.10.6; made by Ephraim Herriot 
and Stephen Cutter. File 8061-8064L. 

1794, Mar. 18. Kelly, Jesse, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Malachi Kelly, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the Ward- 
ship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of John Hoffman. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Mark Brown; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 83; File 1897H. 



210 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1794, Apr. 18. Kelly, Joseph, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
Joseph Kelly, of Morris Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of his mother (now Mary Thomson), •Guardian in Soccage, 
and having real and personal estate, makes choice of David Kelly, of 
said Co., as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Robert Bolmer; both 
of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 449; File 945R. 

1795, June 16. Kemble, Esther, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Richard French. Fellowbondsman — Moses Branson; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 299; File 1953H. 

1765, Nov. 30. Kemble, Peter, of Mount Kemble, Morris Co.; 
will of. First wife, Gertruyd, dec'd Aug. 24, 1748, daughter of Sam- 
uel Bayard of N. Y. City, dec'd. Samuel Bayard left will, dated 
Apr. 10, 1745, wherein he left his daughter, Gertruyd a house and 
lot in City of New Brunswick, N. J., bought of heirs of Garret On- 
kleback, formerly belonging to Enoch Vreelandt; and left his 6 chil- 
dren, i.e., Stephen, Gertruyd, Nicholas, Samuel, Margaret and Ann, 
the residue of real and personal to be equally divided between them. 
And Ann Bayard of N. Y. City, (sister of wife, Gertruyd), left will 
dated, Aug. 17, 1746, and named her brothers and sisters (as 
above), and cousins Nicholas Van Dam and Margaret Van Dam, as 
her beneficiaries in equal shares. And whereas, Peter Kemble (the 
testator), then merchant of City of New Brunswick, and his wife, 
Gertruyd, made a lease, dated Nov. 24, and a release, Nov. 25, 1746, 
to Andrew Brown, merchant, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., con- 
ceiving the property and interest left Gertruyd Kemble by the wills 
of her father and sister; the same being a deed in trust, but not 
properly executed, the testator claims his rights to his deceased 
wife's interest in both said estates, as yet unsettled. To eldest son, 
Samuel, Va part of said interest, and the other % parts in equal 
shares to Samuel's own brothers and sisters, i.e., Richard, Margaret, 
Peter, Stephen, Judith and William. Present wife, Elizabeth to have 
£500; the negro woman, Violet, my picture, bed and bedding, 6 sil- 
ver table spoons with my crest and 2 silver candlesticks, her mother's 
and great-grandmother's pictures, and great-grandfather's picture in 
miniature, 14 pictures in best bed chamber, a chest of drawers, 
table, china, 7 new chairs, 3 carpets, and a looking glass, and all 
books my cousin Dui'kam left me. Eldest son, Samuel, £10; also 
house and lot in City of New Brunswick, whereon he now dwells; 
also a black ebony cabinet, and small one with china ware, my 
father's picture, his own and his grandfather. Bayard's picture, 6 
silver table spoons with my crest, a silvei' tankard marked G. B. and 
12 silver salts marked S. M. B.; also the clock, ten red leather chairs 
and the bed stead and cuitains, (all, except silver, in my house in 
Brunswick) ; also 1 gold mourning ring dated 1722, and 1 pair of 
hand irons, fire shovel and tongs, a looking glass, table and stand 
(in country house at Brunswick); also negro man named Dick. Son, 
Richard, plantation whereon he now dwells, (home lot No. 4, called 
Mount Kemble, of 320 acres), for which he is to pay £300; also 
negro man named, London, my silver pint mug engraved with his 
mother's and my coat of arms, a silver tankard with Bayard arms, 
and 1 silver tobacco box marked S. B. Daughter, Margaret Gage, 
plantation in the manor of Courtland, called No. 16 in west range 
of lot No. 3, and the mulatto wench. Den; also a silver tankard with 
Bayard crest, 2 large silver candlesticks, 1 silver snuffers with same 
crest, 6 silver table spoons marked G. B., 2 silver salts marked G. B. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 211 

and 1 silver tea tongs and silver skimmer marked G. B.; also her 
mother's gold watch and seal and other trinklets, 1 gold ring with 7 
diamonds, 1 pair of diamond ear rings, 1 large pier glass (m New 
Brunswick), 1 pair of sconces, bed, etc, in my bed room, her grand- 
mother Bayard's picture, a japaned tea table and 1 tortoishell snuff 
box marked N. B. Son, Peter, plantation in Morristown (known as 
No. 1) now in occupation of Uric Baccover; also my negro man, 
Robbin, and his wife, Bett; also 1 silver dish with Bayard coat of 
arms, 2 French plate candlesticks, 1 silver candlestick, and 1 plain 
gold ring dated 1709, 3 landscapes in parlour at Brunswick and 6 
prints. Son, Stephen, plantation in the manor of Courtlandt (No. 
5 in west range of lot No. 5) leased to John Smith; also 1 silver 
salver marked M. V. C, 1 silver pepper box, 1 silver tumbler, 1 large 
silver soup spoon marked G. B., 1 black framed looking glass, and 
3 large India pictures. Daughter, Judith McCall, plantation in 
Greenwich, Sussex Co., bought of Josiah Prickett, now leased to 
Michael Dunn; also negro woman, Phillis and her daughter, Jane; 4 
silver table spoons marked G. B., 6 silver tea spoons with forks at 
the ends marked M.V.C., 1 gold ring with 5 diamonds, one with 1 
diamond and 1 with a cypher set in ciystal, 1 pearl necklace, 1 gold 
thimble, 1 gold bodkin, 1 pair of diamond ear rings and 1 large 
looking glass. Son, William, plantation in Morristown (lot No. 5), 
and negro man, Mingo; also 1 silver salver and silver coffee pot 
marked G. B., 1 small silver pottinger, and 1 plain gold ring dated 
1723, 1 pair of hand irons, fire shovel and tongs, a looking glass and 
picture. Daughter, Elizabeth, plantation in Morristown (lot No. 6) 
lately occupied by Alexander Ralston (213 acres) ; also negro 
woman. Eve, and her daughter, Susan; also 1 small gold medal of 
St. George and the Dragon, 1 silver candle stick with a handle, 1 sil- 
ver sauce pan, 3 silver table spoons marked F. D., 1 silver tea tongs 
marked H., 1 silver strainer, 1 small silver bell, 1 gold locket, 2 silver 
sauce boats, 1 tortoishell snuff box, 1 silver knife and fork, and a 
bed and bedstead, and a colt commonly called hers. Son, Robert, 
plantation in Morristown (No. 2) occupied by Mary Baccover, widow 
of Pieter Baccover; also negro man, Adam; my silver buckles, gold 
sleeve buttons and wearing apparel. Daughter, Ann, plantation in 
Morristown (No. 3) of 206 acres; also my spinnet, 1 mahogany tea 
table, 2 hand bards, 4 prints, 1 bed complete and a silver box con- 
taining 22 counters; also negro girl, Hester. Libary of books to 
be sold at private auction to children. Son, Samuel; also a spinnet, 
a chest of drawers at New Brunswick house, and china he now has. 
Son, Robert, my manuscripts, magazine pamphlets, and loose papei's. 
Son, Richard, manuscript book on Agriculture, and china that was 
his mother's. Residue of estate (real and personal) divided in 10 
equal parts; children, Samuel, Richard, Margaret, Peter, Stephen, 
Judith, William, Elizabeth, Robert and Ann, each 1/10 part. Chil- 
dren by second venture, i.e., Elizabeth, Robert and Ann, under age; 
Charles Read, Esq., and Col. William Skinner to be their Guardians. 
Executors to have £10 each. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, Charles 
Reed, Esq., of Burlington, and Col. William Skinner, late of Amboy, 
now in England. Witnesses — Stephen Conkling, George Rockover, 
William Conkling. 

1767, May 20. Codicil. Son, Samuel, under date of Mar. 12, 
1767, conveyed to me his right and interest in his mother's estate. 
Witnesses — the same. 

1773, Aug. 3. Codicil. Son, Samuel, to pay £450 for house and 



212 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

lot bequeathed him in New Brunswick, and to be discharged of a 
book debt (entered 22nd May, 1754) for £500; also to be discharged 
of £618.5.1% balance due me. Estate depreciated by bad manage- 
ment. Should son, Richard, make further demands for any sum or 
sums of money, the farm No. 4 bequeathed him to be sold, and the 
value equally divided between all my children. Witnesses — the same. 

1775, Jan. 2. Codicil. Son, Sam.uel, having made 2 payments on 
account they are to be subtracted from the £450; balance remain- 
ing being £259.12.2. Witnesses — Stephen Conkling, Uzal Tomkins, 
Stephen Conkling, Jr. 

1780, Nov. 10. Codicil. Son, Richard, not to be required to pay 
£300 for plantation bequeathed him. Son, Samuel, my coat of arms 
in frame and representation of Isis and Osiris, and a screen on 
which is represented the Globe; all in house in country. Former 
Executors being deceased, Executors to be wife, and Richard Kem- 
ble. Witnesses — Stephen Conkling, Isaac Conkling, John Conkling. 

178'5, Aug. 15. Codicil. Farm at Greenwich (Sussex Co.) be- 
queathed to daughter, Judith, being sold to Thomas Peterson (per 
agreement) for £253.10; that sum is to be paid to daughter, Judith. 
Son, Stephen, to have negro, Bett. Son, Peter, negro, Jo. Son, 
Robert, negro, Cato. Son, Samuel, having paid balance he owed is 
absolved from any further payment for land bequeathed him. Son, 
Peter, to have the Vs interest in the undivided estate of Courtland 
& Bayard, formerly bequeathed son, Samuel; and son, Peter, to be 
one of the Executors. Witnesses — Stephen Conkling, George Bock- 
oven, Isaace Conkling. Proved July 7, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 117 to 144. 

1792, July 7. Inventory, £2,002.15.5, made by George Bockoven 
and Stephen Conkling. File 792N. 

1794, Oct. 25. Kendall, Stephen, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, profits of real and personal until children 
are of age, then %ths while widow. Daughter, Rebecca, 75 acres 
of land and swamp adjoining lands of Samuel Fisler. Son, John, 
remainder of lands, known as the Mill tract. Youngest daughters, 
Margaret and Hannah, land adjoining lands of George Kendall; also 
residue of personal divided between them when of age. Executors — 
John Murphy, Ruse Kendall and John Early. Witnesses — Vincent 
Roberts, Azariah Given and Diadama Kendall. Proved June 24, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 269. 

1794, Nov. 10. Inventory, £134.12.2; made by James Dickinson 
and William Dickeson. File 1954H. 

1786, Jan. 10. Kent, Erasmus, of Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 
Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Eleanor, to have profits of the planta- 
tion to bring up the children. My lands to be divided between my 
4 sons, Edmund, Davis, Erasmus and Isaac. Personal estate to be 
divided between my wife and 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and 
Sofia. My wife is pregnant; if the child be a son, he is to have a 
share of the land and, if a daughter, she is to have a share of my 
personal esate. Executors — wife, Eleanor, and Samuel Stewart, of 
Salem. Witnesses — George Warner, Phebe Warner and John Kam- 
ster. Proved Aug. 12, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 248; File 1844L 

1793, May 1. Kent, Jacob, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Elizabeth Kent, the widow. Fellowbondsman — ^Noadiah Wade; 
both of same place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 342. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS~1791-1795 213 

1793, Apr. 30. Inventory, £42.7.9; made by Noadiah Wade and 
Noah Hammond. File 564S. 

1791, Dec. Kershow, Abraham, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Peter Stryker and Cornelius Kershaw. Fellowbondsman — Abraham 
Van Arsdalen; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 7. 

1791, Nov. 22. Inventory, £206.13.8; made by Jacob Van Arsdalen 
and Stephen Terhume, Jr. File 882R. 

1794, May 21. Kerwood, William, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son 
of Richard Kerwood, late of Bucks Co., Penn., dec'd. Said ward be- 
ing out of the Wardship of his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice 
of Joseph Kirkbride, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Robert Dough- 
erty; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 480; File 11549C. 

1795, June 1. Ketcham, Daniel, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Martha Ketcham (widow) and George Backster. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Mott; all of said place. Lib. 36, p. 132. 

179'5, May 28. Inventory, £134.6.; made by Jesse Dennis and 
Abram Cowssen. File 635S. 

1790, Sept. 11. Ketchem, Hannah, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Son, Daniel, 5 shillings. To all my daughters, Mary, Eliza- 
beth, Sarah, Ruth, Esther, Hannah and Rachel, the land beginning 
at a plum tree 25 yards easterly from the house to Pasagunacke 
Brook. To my youngest daughter, Rachel, remainder of my lands; 
she paying my just debts. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Stout, my bed. 
Executors — sons-in-law, John Johnson and David Covenhoven. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Hayes, James Johnson, Anne Johnson. Proved Apr. 
7, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 386; File 6519-6520M. 

1795, Feb. 18. Ketroch pKittera], John Lodewick, of Sussex Co. 
Ward. Son of Lodewick Kitterah, of said Co., dec'd; being under 14 
years. Baltis Titman and Jacob Swisher, having respectively applied 
to the Court to be appointed Guardian of said ward. Guardian — 
Baltis Titman, of Knowlton, said Co. Fellowbondsman — Frederick 
Snover, of Hardwick, said Co. Lib. 36, p. 136. 

1803, April 30. Said ward by his petition makes choice of George 
Titman, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — ^Jacob Titman; both of said 
Co. [See also. Lib. 37, p. 511; File 801S.] File 660S. 

1792, June 18. Key, Hannah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of John Key, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Thomas Key, 
William Key, Samuel Beckett and Hannah, his wife; that Guardian 
be appointed; said ward being under 14. Guardian — Benjamin 
Ford. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Wilkins; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 446; File 1820H. 
1800, Mar. 3. Said ward, being out of the Wardship of her Guard- 
ian in Soccage, makes choice of John Thomas, as her Guardian. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Nicholas Justice; both of said Co. 

Lib. 39, p. 86; File 2292H. 

1791, Oct. 4. Kiker, Tobias, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Kiker. Fellowbondsman — Ashur Corlis; both of 
said Co. Lib. 32, p. 413. 

1791, June 9. Inventory, £114.01.2, made by Ashur Corlis and 
John Hance. File 6521-6524M. 



214 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1793, Jan. 13. Kille, John, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, 6 beds, 2 chests of drawers, 2 looking glasses, 
1 desk, 1 clock, 1 buffet, 2 dining tables, 18 chairs, 2 shovels and 
tongs, 2 pair of hand irons; all china and French ware; all drinking 
glasses and decanter, table linen, and my watch and spectacles; also 
riding wagon with harnesses, 2 black horses, 2 cows, 3 carpets, all 
silver plate and £50 cash; also an annuity of £200 a year; or, £100 
a year during her life and the place on which I now live until son, 
John, is 21, then to make her home with son John in mansion house 
on said place. Eldest son, Samuel, plantation on Delaware River 
beginning at Birch Creek and running down the river to Isaac 
Hughe's line, now occupied by Josiah Chester and Isaac Brassonton, 
during his life; the same being entailed to him and his heirs, and in 
case he attempts to divest himself of his freehold the remainder of 
said lands to pass in succession to 2nd son, Thomas, then to 3rd son, 
John, with same provisions, and in like manner to 4th son, Joseph; 
then to my daughter, Bathsheba, then in turn to my daughters, 
Mary Kille, Charlotte and Nancy Kille; all with same condition of 
entailment. Eldest son, Samuel, hi part of Oldman's Creek Island; 
also a plantation at lower end of Marcus Hook in Chester Co., 
Penna., bought of William Chransten, and 10 acres of cedar swamp 
bought of William Kille near Larner's barn. Second son, Thomas, 
plantation on which Joseph Munyon lives, and 70 acres of farm 
which Restore Carter now occupies, with 20 acres of meadow and 
30 acres of woodland at upper side of Causeway (in possession of 
said Carter), bought of Constantine Wilkins; also house and lot at 
the lower bridge on Raccoon Creek, now in possession of Thomas 
Garrins; the same being entailed to him during life, then to my other 
children. Said son, Thomas, hi of Oldman's Creek Island; also Va 
of meadow and Vs of upland, (part of Buckshuttem Tract, bought 
of Ann Curmack, and her son, Peter), at Morris [Maurice] River, 
Cumberland Co. (the Vs part to be taken off next to William Bowers, 
now in possession of William Shickle and Peter Drummond) ; also 10 
acres of cedar swamp bought of Constantine Wilkins in Raccoon 
Cedar Swamp, adjoining swamp of Mifflin and Wilkins. Third son, 
John, home plantation on Delaware River (beginning at place bought 
of William Boon and his mother to Birch Creek), being plantation 
bought of James and John Knowles, (the same being entailed in 
like manner as certain property to other sons). Said son, John, a 
small island in the Delaware, (of 40 acres), nearly opposite upper 
end of home plantation, 10 acres of cedar swamp bought of James 
and John Knowles and hi part of Oldman's Creek Island; also, 57 
acres of meadow on Maurice River, bought of Clarence Parvin and 
% part of a double saw mill on Buckshuttem Creek in Cumberland 
Co. with hi part of land about the mill, (Anna Curmack, holds hi 
part and William Bowers, holds the other 2/4 parts, of said land 
and mill), and 7 acres of cedar swamp on Buckshuttem Creek at 
Morris River; also 10 acres of woodland (out of the 70 acres in pos- 
session of Restore Carter, before mentioned). Son, Joseph, planta- 
tion now in passession of my brother, William Kille, on lower side 
of Raccoon Creek, down the Delaware to John Horn's land and up 
his line to my land rented to Joseph Munyon, thence to Samuel Ton- 
kin's line to Raccoon Creek (100 aci*es) ; also tract adjoining my 
homestead called Morton's place, bought of William Boon and his 
mother, (100 acres), and 10 acres of woodland, (part of the 70 
acres in possession of Restore Carter) ; the same during his life be- 
ing entailed as to successive possession in same manner as land to 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 215 

other sons. Son, Joseph, V4, part of Oldman's Creek Island; also 
plantation on easterly side of Morris River, [Cumberland Co.], now 
in possession of Samuel Hammitt and bought of William Conner; 
also cedar swamp in Thoroug-hfair Neck, New Castle Co., Penn., 
bought of Knowles and Mifflin (73 acres), and 2 lots in Wilmington, 
New Castle Co., bought of Isaac Bassett and once owned by old 
Judge Bassett. Eldest daughter, Bathsheba, 56 acres of meadow on 
Oldman's Creek, on road to Batten Town; (the same being entailed 
in same manner as certain lands to sons) ; also £500. Daughter, 
Mary, remaining part of meadows and land called Morton's Place, 
except that devised to son, Joseph, and daughter, Charlotte, (the 
same being entailed) ; also 6 acres of meadow and cedar swamp ad- 
joining land of Robert Brown, Esq., and Coonrod Shoemaker, bought 
of Lawrence Strang; also % of land and meadows at Morris River 
on the Buckshuttem Tract, [Cumberland Co.]; also 10 acres of wood- 
land at head of Carter's place (said Co.); also 8 acres of cedar 
swamp at Morris River, and £300, when 18. Daughter, Charlotte, 30 
acres of meadow on the Morton place, with 30 acres of land or cram- 
berry moss adjoining, bought of Andrew Strang, and 50 acres of 
upland on Birch Creek bought of Thomas Rache (20 acres); all be- 
ing entailed the same as to my other children) ; also 8 acres of cedar 
swamp north of Raccoon Creek bought of Thomas Rache, and 28% 
acres bought at Sheriff's sale as property of Thomas James, dec'd, 
adjoining William Conner's land and the Salem Road, together with 
the remaining Vz of the Buckshuttem Tract at Morris River; also 
£500, when 18. Daughter, Nancy, plantation on Salem Creek, 
Mannington Twsp., Salem Co., bought of Andrew Peterson (150 
acres), and 15 acres adjoining bought of John Beasley; also 100 
acres of meadow on Salem Creek and adjoining Mill Creek below 
Redstreak's Island above Finn's Point, bought at sale of the Coroners 
of Salem Co., (of whom Edward Siddens and William Wallice, were 
two), as the property of Whitten Cripps, Esq., then Sheriff of Salem 
Co., (the said tracts of land being entailed the same as to the other 
children) ; also 7 lots of ground at Oldman's Creek, lower Bridge, 
(3 of 5 acres and 4 of 2% acres each), bought of Jacob Wright 
at vendue (2 acres of which were leased to Robert Kitts forever at 
£3 a year rental) ; also a 4 acre lot near Woodstown, Salem Co., 
bought of Jonathan White; also plantation of 125 acres on lower 
side of Alloway's Creek (being part of Pledger's old place) bought 
of John Beasley, together with bond and mortgage against said John 
Beasley, or a sum of money equal to said bond and mortgage, (if 
the conditions thereof are not satisfied), with interest thereon; also 
£300, when she is 18. Should any one of daughters die before 18, 
her respective bequests to be divided; i.e., the sons, each 2 shares, 
and the surviving daughters each 1 share. Brother, William Kille, 
plantation he now rents of me at £15 yearly, rent free during his 
life; also £50. To John Kille Drummond, £100, when of age. To 
John Kille Cowperthwaite, £100, when of age. To Samuel Ham- 
mitt, at Morris River, £100. Land in Sweedsborough, Woolwich 
Twsp., bought at Sheriff's sale in partnership with Robert Brown, 
as property of William James (at present in dispute with James 
James in the Court of Chancery as to its title), Vs of lower end of 
Raccoon Island now in possession of John Jessup, and 200 acres in 
Repaupa on Repaupa Creek and the Delaware from the Delaware 
to the line of the Wilderness, as it is called, bought of Abraham 
Hullings, (being part of Penn's Survey) ; all to be sold when my 
title to these tracts has been clearly defined and established. Chil- 



216 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

dren, Vi of residue of personal for silver plate, the other % to be 
divided between them; the sons 2 shares each, and daughters 1 share 
each. Executors — friends, Robert Brown, Esq., Matthew Gill; wife, 
Mary, and eldest son, Samuel Kille. Witnesses Amos Pearce, John 
Kille and Isaac Glover. 

1793, Jan. 13. Codicil. Wife, Mary, additional privileges of 
mansion house and garden; also, £100 a year until son, John, comes 
of age, then £200 a year, if she elects to remain in mansion house; 
also, an equal share with sons in residue, both in plate and the other 
% of personal. Witnesses — the same. 

1793, Sept. 5. Codicil. Children to be well educated. Each child 
his or her respective bequest and legacy when of age, but the ac- 
cumulative interest on said legacies not to be divided until youngest 
son comes of age; the rents and profits of estate being included in 
said division of residuary estate. Witnesses — William Finley, Ben- 
jamin and Joseph Adams. Proved Dec. 30, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 55. 

1793, Dec. 8, Inventory, £5,272.7.5%, including bonds, notes and 
book debts of £3,785.10,1%, and goods taken by the widow, 
£294.6.4; made by William White and John Smith. File 1862H. 

1793, Nov. 18. Kille,* William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Abner Kille. Fellowbondsman — John Smith; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 102. 

1793, Nov. 16. Inventory, £246.5.; made by Matheu Gill and 
John Smith. File 1863H. 

*[This is indexed under "Kelle."] 

1795, Jan. 21. Kimbel, Joshua, of Hardystown, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary Kimbel and John Kimbel. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Kimbel; all of said place. Lib. 36, p. 131. 

1795, Feb. 12. Inventory, £34.18.; made by John Buckley and 
James Rebelee. File 634S. 

1792, Feb. 14. Kimble, Samuel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Richard Cox. Fellowbondsman — ^John Ross; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 406. 

1792, May 11. Inventory, £56.13.9; made by William Atkinson 
and Moses Kempton. File 11454C. 

1791, July 15. Kimmins, William, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co. Ward. Son of William Kimmins, of said Co., dec'd; he 
makes choice of Jonathan Copperthwaite as his Guardian. Fellow- 
bondsman — Enoch Everinghan; both of said Twsp. and Co. Witness 
— ^James Kinsey, Jr. Lib. 32, p. 415; File 6529-6532M. 

1793, Feb. 22. Kimsey, Nathan, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Elizabeth Kinsey. Fellowbondsman — Moses Cox; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 98. 

1793, Feb. 20. Inventory, £61.2.8%; made by John Wilkins and 

John Stephens. File 1865H. 

1793, June 10. King, David, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Philip Melick, of said place. Fellowbondsman — George 
King, of Bedminster, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 275. 

1793, June 22. Inventory, £602.18.4; made by Jacob Vosseller 
and John King. File 919R. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 1791-1795 217 

1794, Apr. 2. King, Elts [Alice], of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Nathan King, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Edward Moore, of Mid- 
dlesex Co. Lib. 33, p. 392. 

1794, Mar. 31. Inventory of the goods of Alice King, dec'd, 
£195.2.9; made by Edward Moore and Cowperthwaite Copland. 

File 8002-8007G. 

1794, Feb. 6. King, Joseph, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rhoda, residue of real at home and personal. The 6 children, 
i.e.. Prudence, Constant Rufus, Catherine, George, Julia and Charles, 
lands near the waters of the Homochitto, near the Mississippi River; 
also accounts lodged in the Comptroller's Office of the United States, 
against the United States Government; said real and accounts to be 
equally divided between them. Executrix — wife, Rhoda. Witnesses 
— Nathaniel Terrey, C. Victor King, Mary Drake. Proved Dec. 2, 
1794. Lib. 35, p. 153. 

1794, Dec. 3. Adm'r — Daniel Pierson, (Rhoda King the widow 
having failed to qualify as Executrix). Fellowbondsman — Henry 
King; both of said Co. File 854N. 

1795, Mar. 7. King, Luke, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary King. Fellowbondsman — John King, both of said 
place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 540; File 978R. 

1791, Feb. 1. King, Markes, of Bernardstown, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, 2 milch cows, 1 riding horse, all household fur- 
niture and use of Vs of plantation. Sons David and John, an equal 
division of all lands, including place whereon son David now lives 
and homestead plantation. Eldest daughter, Katherine, wife of Sam- 
uel Alwood, £50. Executors — sons, David and John. Witnesses — 
Andrew Bird, John Maxfield, Daniel Castner, Sr. 

1791, July 18. Codicil. Grandson, John Hogg, son of James 
Hogg, £30, when 21. Witnesses — Daniel Castner, Sr. and David 
King, Sr. Proved Nov. 25, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 260. 

1793, Nov. 18. Inventory, £311.18.7; made by David Kelly and 
John Toan. File 920R. 

1792, May 12. King, William, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Son, Joseph, all real; he paying debts. Daughter, 
Mercy Potts, bond of £40 due from my grandson Joseph Potts; also 
£30 and she to live with son, Joseph, while a widow. Granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah Potts, 1 bed. Grandson, William Potts, 1 horse and my 
saddle and bridle. Daughters, Mercy Potts and Amy Stockton, resi- 
due of personal. Executors — son Joseph, and son-in-law, John Stock- 
ton. Witnesses — Jeremiah King, Jacob Lupp, William Lair, Robert 
Emley. Proved Aug. 6, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 290. 

1793, Aug. 5. Inventory, £219.11.5; made by Robert Emley and 
Jeremiah King. File 1638 J. 

1794, Nov. 5. Kinney, Simon, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
Jacobus Kinney, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of his mother, Sarah Kinney, Guardian in Soccage; makes 
choice of Peter Kinney as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Peter 
Wykoff; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 449; File 946R. 

1793, Mar. 1. Kinney, Thomas, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 



218 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of. Sons, John, Jabez and Abraham Kinney, all real and personal 
divided between them; each son to pay Mrs. Comfort Merrill, £5, 
for her faithful attendance. Executors — the 3 sons. Witnesses — 
Robert Kelso, Jonathan Hathaway, Jr., Comfort Concking. Proved 
Apr. 15, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 328; File 824N. 

1794, June 28. Kirby, Richard, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Judith, rent from place where George Bavis [Bevis] 
lives until his time out, and use of home place for 10 years; also all 
movable estate, making payments of £50 each to son Israel, daugh- 
ter Ann, and the unborn child wife is expecting. Son, Asa, planta- 
tion whereon George Bavis now lives after his time expires; he pay- 
ing grandson, Samuel Kirby, £100, when 21. Son, Samuel, home 
plantation, after 10 years; he paying granddaughter, Marcy Kirby, 
£50, when 18. Son, Amos, plantation whereon he now lives; he pay- 
ing grandson, Benjamin Kirby, £100, when 21. Executors — sons, 
Amos and Asa. Witnesses — Isaac Ward, Ann Ward, Deborah Fini- 
gan. Proved July 21, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 94. 

1794, July 11. Inventory, £466.8.5%; made by Joseph Crispin 
and Isaac Ward. File 20331. 

1794, Aug, 20. Kirby, Robert, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Israel Kirby (Burlington Co.) and Job Kirby. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Edmund Beakes; both of Monmouth Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 425. 

1794, Oct. 13, Inventory, £1,074,5.0; made by John Hankins and 
James Bruere, File 7063-7072M, 

1789, Apr. 26. Kirkpatrick, Mary, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., widow; will of. Daughter, Agnes Higgins Kirkpatrick, residue, 
after debts are paid. Executors — Rev. John Woodhull and Kennet 
Anderson. M'^itnesses — John Jewell and Jane Jewell. Proved June 
9, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 399. 

1789, May '5. Inventory, £35.18.11; made by John Covenhoven 
and John Jewell. File 6525-6528M. 

1791, Jan. 24, Kirkpatrick, Nancy, of Monmouth Co, Ward, 
Daughter of William Kirkpatrick, of said Co., dec'ed. Petition by 
John Woodhull and Kenneth Anderson that guardians be appointed 
for said child. Guardians — John Woodhull and Kenneth Anderson, 
both of Freehold, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 414; File 6533-6536M. 

1792, Mar, 27. Knott, Catherine, of Shrewsbury Twsp,, Mon- 
mouth Co. Ward. Daughter of David Knott, of said Co., dec'd. 
Guardian — Jacob Flemming. Fellowbondsman — Edmund Williams; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 346; File 6733-6736M. 

1791, Apr. 23. Kough, Elias, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Cas- 
parus Kough, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius Post; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Samuel Reading, Nehemiah Wade. 

Lib. 32, p. 544; File 2125B, 

1791, Apr. 23, Kough, Elizabeth, of Bergen Co, Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Elias Kough, of said Co., dec'd; she makes choice of Casparus 
Kough, Jr. as her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius Post; both 
of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 545; File 2121B. 

1791, May 3, Kough, Mary, of Bergen Co. Ward. Daughter of 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 219 

Elias Kough, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Cornelius Post, uncle 
of said child; he is made her Guardian. 

Lib. 32, p. 545; File 2119B. 

1793, Aug. 10. Kuhl, Leonhard, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catharine, 2 rooms with privileges of house, sun- 
dry household furniture, 2 cows, 6 sheep, saddle and bridle and £15, 
and her support on place, while widow. Sons, Paul, Leonhard and 
George, home plantation, divided between them when George is 21, 
each to pay their mother, £5.16 during her widowhood. Live stock 
to the amount of £150 to be reserved for support of family until 
son, George, is 21; then same divided between sons. The 3 sons, 
£30 each. Daughters, Mary Dilts, Anna, Catharine, Margaret and 
Sarah, each £200 from personal, when 21; also the last 4 daughters 
are to have £30 each when they marry. Son-in-law, George Dilts, 
to pay interest on money he owes. Residue divided between all the 
children. Executors — wife, Catharine, brother, Paul Kuhl, and son, 
Paul Kuhl. Witnesses — Peter Dilts, Jacob Dilts, John Gearhart. 

1793, Aug. 12. Codicil. Sons and daughter to receive sufficient 
education. Witnesses — Peter Dilts, Jacob Dilts, Jacob Bearder. 
Proved Oct. 25, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 305. 

1793, Sept. 30. Inventory, £2,152.15.3; made by Andrew Bearder 
and Jacob Dilts. File 1639J. 

1794, Feb. 24. Kunkle [Cougle], John, Jr., of Hardwick, Sussex 
Co. Adm'r — Philip Kunkle (signs, Philip Cougle). Fellowbondsman 
— Adam Kunkle; both of said place. Lib. 35, p. 181. 

1794, Feb. 20. Inventory, £69.10.9; made by Conrad Arwine and 
John S. Teetzel. File 589S. 

1792, Feb. 21. Laboyteux, Gabriel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Mollison Fitz Randolph. Fellowbondsman — Tristrum Manning; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 313. 

1792, May 1. Inventory, £35.4.7; made by Reune Fitz Randolph 
and Ephraim Drake. File 8065-8068L. 

1794, Oct. 21. Laboytraux, John, of Hillsborough Twsp., Somer- 
set Co. Int. Adm'r — William Laboytraux, of the City of Newark. 
Fellowbondsman — Peter Laboytraux, yeoman, of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 448. 

1794, Oct. 23. Inventory, £111.10.0; made by Benijah Stout and 
William Salter. File 942R. 

1792, Sept. 10. Lad, Isaac, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Lad. [No paper on file.] Lib. 34, p. 444. 

1781, . Ladner, Robert, of Quible Town, Middlesex Co.; 

will of. Wife, Mary, house, furniture and residue. Daughter, Mary 
Webster, £12. Executrix — wife Mary. Witnesses — David Coriel, 
John Trembly, Joseph Campbell. Proved Aug. 16, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 260. 

1792, Aug. 15. Inventory, £89.5.5; made by David Coriel and 
Daniel Whitehead. File 8069-8072L. 

1794, Oct. 16. Lafler, Peter, of Oxford, Sussex Co, Int. Adm'rs 
— Catherine Lafler and Paul Engle. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Cum- 
mings; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 181. 



220 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1794, Oct. 3. Inventory, £223.17.9; made by John Axford and 
Moses Moore. File 601S. 

1795, July 18. Lake, Jacobus, Sr., of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Arreantie, negro girl, Sail, and home plantation while widow. Son, 
John, £5. Son, Garrit, negro boy named Joe. Son, James, negro 
man, Tom, one wagon, 2 horses, 2 cows and harrows; also plantation 
after wife's decease; he paying his 3 sisters, Alche Vacter, Mary 
Voorhees and Catherine Lake, £500. Daughter, Catherine, one bed, 
chest, breakfast table and £80 for an outset. Grandson, Lewis 
Heath, £5. Grandson, James Lake (son of John), £10. Movable 
estate to be sold and residue divided between wife, son James and 
the 3 daughters. Executors — wife, Arreantie, and son James. Wit- 
nesses — Martines Nevius, David Covenhoven, Jacob Sartore. Proved 
Oct. 2, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 534. 

1795, Sept. 29. Inventory, £858.7.3; made by Martines Nevius 
and John Tenbrook. File 974R. 

1794, Jan. 6. Lake, Thomas, Sr., of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Henry Bird. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Lake; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 139. 

1793, Nov. 21. Inventory, £37.8.2; made by James Emans and 
Uriah Bonham. 

1798, Oct. 24. Account by the Adm'r. File 1685J. 

1792, Oct. 15. Lamb, Joseph, Sr., of New Hanover Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., yeoman; will of. Grandson, Samuel Lamb (son of son 
Nehemiah), plantation purchased of James Davis, of 70 acres; also 
land on south side of South Run purchased of the trustees of Robert 
Smith with other lands and part of land bought of John Bowker 
(said land being 70 acres next to Benjamin Jones) ; also Vz of cedar 
swamp purchased of John Shermar, dec'd, at head of Job Lippin- 
cott's old swamp; (he paying his 3 sisters, Mary, Rebecca and Char- 
lotte each £10, when respectively 21) ; also rents of said lands, when 
19. Grandson, Ezaas Lamb (son of son Nehemiah), remainder of 
plantation purchased of the trustees of Robert Smith (whereon son 
Nehemiah formerly lived) and remainder of land purchased of John 
Bowker that adjoins with adjoining land taken up by a Proprietor's 
Right; also the other V2 of aforesaid cedar swamp, when 21, with 
rents of same when 19; he paying each of his 3 sisters, £10, when 
21. Son, Jacob, plantation in Springfield Twsp., whereon he now 
lives and part of plantation in New Hanover Twsp., purchased of 
Joseph Wright; also, 12 acres purchased of Joseph Wright adjoining 
land of Thomas Earl, 5 acres purchased of John Bowker and a piece 
of cedar swamp on Shoul branch of Wading River purchased of Ed- 
ward Pancoast (between lot late George Croshaw's and a lot of 
Thomas Gaskill). Son, Joseph, part of plantation purchased of 
Joseph Wright on road to Eggharbor before door of the house, late 
Samuel Rossell, in Scrable Town, running to land purchased of John 
Bowker (12 acres); also plantation whereon he now lives and re- 
mainder of lands. To 6 grandchildren (children of daughter Ann 
Newbold) i.e., Barzillai, Joseph, Michael, Margaret, Sarah and Beau- 
lah, each £20. Daughter-in-law, Lettis Lamb (now Lettis Reneer), 
£10. Daughters, Rebecca Shreve and Elizabeth Nutt, remainder of 
personal divided between them. Executors — sons-iurlaw, Moses Nutt 
and Joshua Shreve. Witnesses — Thomas Piatt, Jonathan Budd, John 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 1791-1795 221 

Goldy. Proved Aug. 12, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 468; File 11550C. 

1788, Feb. 19. Lambert, Achsah, of Nottingham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Niece, Rebecca Cadwalader, house and lot where I 
now live and all furniture, and 300 acres of my Assanpink lands in 
said Twsp. Niece, Elizabeth Cadwalader, 400 acres in Hunterdon 
Co., purchased of Edward Rockhill. And the 2 said nieces, Rebecca 
and Elizabeth Cadwalader, jointly, my tract of land Called "Lam- 
berton" in said Twsp.; also the residue of my estate. To relation, 
William Stevenson (brother of Margaret Stevenson), tract of land 
in Sussex Co., of 200 acres. Cousin, Margaret Stevenson, £50. To 
Martha Lowrey (wife of William Lowry), £100. Executors — Phile- 
mon Dickinson and Lambert Cadwalader. Witnesses — Ann Mott, 
Isaac DeCou and George Davis. Proved Aug. 16, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 155. 

1791, Aug. 15. Renunciation by Philemon Dickinson and Lam- 
bert Cadwalader as Executors. 

1791, Aug. 16. Bond of Rebecca and Elizabeth Cadwalader, with 
will annexed, as Adm'xs. Fellowbondsman — Lambert Cadwalader; 
all of said Co. File 11391C. 

1795, June 8. Landon, Jamima, late Jamima Eddy, and late wife 
wife of Samuel Landon, Jr., of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Landon, Jr., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Adam Turner, yeo- 
man; both of said place. Lib. 36, p. 132; File 636S. 

1795, Jan. 21. Lane, Abraham, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Lane. Fellowbondsman — Randolph Clarkson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 200. 

1795, Mar. 18. Inventory, £50.8.1; made by Samuel Munday and 
William French. File 8643-8644L; 9105-9106L. 

1786, May 1. Lane, Cornelius, Jr., of Bedminster Twsp., Somer- 
set Co.; will of. Wife, Eleanor, bed and furnishings; a saddle horse 
and £50; she to be maintained by sons, Gilbert and Job, while my 
widow, and to have articles mentioned should she marry again. Son, 
Cornelius, a bond against Matthias Lane, dated 10th June, 1779, 
and due 1st May, 1780, for £160. Daughter, Jennet, a bond against 
Matthias Lane, dated 10th June, 1779, due 1st May, 1781, for £65. 
Daughter, Eleanor, a bond against Matthias Lane, dated 10th June, 
1779, due 1st May, 1782, for £65. Daughter, Anne, bond against 
Matthias Lane, dated 10th June, 1779, due 1st May, 1783, for £65. 
Daughters, Sarah and Mary, £75 each, 3 years after my decease. 
Sons, Gilbert and Job, remainder of real and personal; should either 
one die before 21, his share to the other. Executors — son, Gilbert, 
and son-in-law. Job Compton. Witnesses — Thomas Willet, James 
Neal, Nicholas Arrowsmith. Proved Apr. 17, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 83. 

1792, Jan. 4. Inventory, £342.15., made by Guisbert Sutfin and 
Albert Nevius. File 901R. 

1794, June 25. Lane, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Enos Cole. 
Fellowbondsman — Aaron Whitehead; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 393; File 8012-8013G. 

1793, Apr. 10. Lanterman, John, Sr., of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elebeth, room in house and her maintenance. 



222 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Son, Jacob, £265; also home plantation valued @ £450; he paying 
the other legacies. Daughter, Sarah, £50, and her maintenance 
while single. Sons, John and Daniel, each £20. Son, Peter, £50. 
Son, Isaac, £10. Daughter, Anna, £20. Daughter, Elebeth, £5, 
Daughters. Susiah and Christine, each £20. Granddaughter, Hanna 
Lanterman, a loom. Son, Abraham, the £100, already received. 
Residue to be divided between all the children. Executors — sons, 
Jacob and Abraham. Witnesses — John Bescherer, Joseph Manning, 
Abraham Bescherer. Proved Sept. 19, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 174. 

1794, Sept. 5. Inventoi-y, £309.15.10; made by Abraham Bescherer 
and John Mingle. File 602S. 

1787, Mar. 7. Lawrance, Daniel, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ruth, all personal and real estate including 
tract of wood land joining William Nixon's and Silas Whitecar's 
land, and a piece of land pui'chased of Datton Newcomb, Executrix 
— wife, Ruth. Witnesses — John Rulon, Daniel Burt, Silas Whitecar. 
Proved Jan. 24, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 479; File 1030F. 

1788, Mar. 13. Lawrence, Elisha, (the elder), of Upper Freehold 
Twsp., Monmouth Co., gentleman; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Newell, (wife of Dr. James Newell), house and ground in AUentown 
where they live, during their lives; then to their oldest son, Elisha 
Newell; he paying his brother-s, John and Robert Newell, £20 each. 
Son, John, of Burlington, negro w^oman. Rose, and negro boy, Paddy. 
Son, Elisha, homestead, called Chestnut Grove, (360 acres); also 
all other personal; he making the following payments. Son, John, 
£975. Daughter, Elizabeth Newell, £300. Daughter, Lucy Lewis, 
(wife of Nathaniel Lewis of Philadelphia), £300. Daughter, Ann 
Keen, (wife of Reynold Keen of Philadelphia), £47'5. Each grand- 
child, 2 silver spoons marked E.E.L. Executors — sons, John and 
Elisha, and neighbor, Peter Covenhoven. Witnesses — John Lawrence, 
Daniel Danser, William Colwell. Proved July 26, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 323. 

Renunciation by John Lawrence and Peter Covenhoven. 

File 6737-6738M. 
1790, Dec. 6. Lawrence, John, Sr., of Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Mary, negro boy, Prince. Daughter, Sarah, negro boy, 
Peter. Real and personal to be sold and divided into 5 parts. Son, 
John; daughters, Elizabeth Le Conte, Mary Lawrence, Sarah Law- 
rence, and granddaughter, Helena Lawrence Holmes, each % part; 
they all to act as Executors. Witnesses — James Lawrie, Robert 
Montgomery, John Stillwell. Proved Sept. 4, 1795. 

Lib. 33, p. 516; File 7257-7260M. 

1794, Aug. 12. Lawrence, Rebecah, of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Brother, John Lawrence, big Bible, 6 silver 
table spoons and cream cup. Sister, Mehettable Lawrence, £100 
and V2 of apparel. Niece, Elizabeth, Taylor, other V2 of wearing 
apparel and residue, when 21. Should niece, Elizabeth, die without 
issue, sister Mehettable to have the residue. Executors — brother, 
John, and sister, Mehettable Lawrence. Witnesses — Thomas Ander- 
son, Robert Montgomery, Hannah Smith. Proved Jan. 29, 1795. 

Lib. 33, p. 517. 

1795, Jan. 7. Inventory, £289.5.6; made by Elisha Lawrence and 
Robert Montgomery. File 7269-7272M. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 223 

1795, Feb. 23. Lawrence. William, of Middletown Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Sons, Richard and John, and daughter, Elizabeth, 
each £30. Daughter, Alice, £30 and 3 silver spoons. Son, Elisha, 
feather bed I now lay on. Grandson, William (son of son, Elisha), 
5 acres of land, being a survey now in the hands of Richard Herbert. 
Son, Jacob, 3 silver table spoons, 3 silver tea spoons and one silver 
tumbler, also home plantation, all cattle, farming utensils and re- 
mainder of real and personal property. Executors — son, Jacob, and 
Stephen Stoutenburgh. Witnesses — Timothy Murphy, Daniel Coven- 
hoven, William Van Mater. Proved Oct. 21, 1795. 

1795, Mar. 3. Inventory, £15'5.10.11 (also bond for £100 against 
Col. Asher and Obadiah Holmes, as yet unsettled) ; made by James 
Taylor, William Covert and T. Murphy. 

Lib. 33, p. 505; File 7261-7268M. 

1791, Mar. 3. Lawrie, James, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Son, Thomas, all real estate; he to pay my daughtei", 
Mary Lawiie, £300, and to my daughter, Lydia Lawrie, £200. 
Moveables to be sold and residue divided between my 3 children. 
Son Thomas the use of the 2 boys bound to me, to wit, Joseph and 
Elias Emmons. Executors — son, Thomas and son-in-law, Joseph 
Bullock. Witnesses — James Lawrie, Robert Montgomery, John 
Hankins and Jno. Lawrie. Proved Mar. 21, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 388 

1791, Mar. 14. Inventory, £769.8.1; made by Nathan Wright 
and Robert Montgomery. File 6537-6542M. 

1794, July 22. Lay ton, Rachel, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Job Layton (her husband). Fellowbondsman — Charles Dubois; both 
of Middletow-n Twsp., said Co. Lib. 33, p. 423; File 7073-7074M. 

1791, Sept. 16. Lazier, Nicholas, of the English Neighborhood, 
Bergen Co.; will of. One half of my ground and meadow below the 
road and personal estate to be sold. Wife [not named], 2 cows, and 
the use of remaining part of farm while my widow. After wife's 
decease, an equal division to be made between my sons, Jacob, 
Abraham, Nicholas, John and William, and daughters, Elenor and 
Mary. Executor to bind my children to trades. Executor — John G. 
Banson. Witnesses — John Day, Thomas Frost, Thomas Harris. 
Proved Nov. 2, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 533; File 2109B. 

1795, Mar. 6. Leach, Oaks, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Abner 
Leach, of Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman — William Leddel, of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 96; File 883N. 

1790, Dec. 20. Leake [Leek], Nathan, Sr., of Deerfield Twsp., 
Cumberland Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, Vs of movable es- 
tate, and use of % of real and wooden part of house. Daughters, El- 
eanor and Abigail, £10 each. Son, David, plantation whereon I now live. 
Son, Nathan, my Saw Mill, and all different surveys purchased of 
Clement Hall, Josiah Seely and David Moore, and tract purchased 
of William Richmond, excepting 200 acres next to lands of John 
Nichols and John Sutton; also lands purchased of Frederick Fanner, 
Robert Morris, Esq., John Golden and Josiah Seely, and tract pur- 
chased of John Jarman, bounded by lands of Joseph Heward. Son, 
Ephraim, plantation formerly belonging to Ezekiel Jarman and land 
purchased of Waitell Snethen; also tract purchased of Annanias 



224 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Snethen, except 30 acres to be sold to pay off mortgages. Sons, 
David, Nathan and Ephraim, to maintain my daughters, David pay- 
ing Vs more than Nathan and Ephraim. Wife, Hannah, to care for 
daughter, Amey; and sons to give surety for support of their sister, 
Amey, before selling any lands bequeathed them. Daughters, Phebe, 
Rachel, Ruth and Rebecca, 200 acres of Richmond tract (before ex- 
cepted) ; also cedar swamp in Hay-Neck, and residue of movables; 
all to be equally divided between them. Servant man. Jack, to be 
set at liberty. Son, Ephraim, not of age, and to have funds from 
his inheritance for good education. Debts and dues to be paid from 
profits of milk. Executors — ^wife, Hannah, and son, David Leake. 
Witnesses— Joseph Brewster, Daniel 0. Gillet, Levi Leake. Proved 
Dec. 22, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 261; File 1019F. 

1794, Oct. 24. Learning, Jonathan, Sr., of Cape May Co.; will of. 
States that his daughter, Priscilla Stites (now wife of Humphrey 
Stites) was born of his lawful wife, Margaret Leaming, Oct. 9, 1764; 
and his son, Jonathan, Jr., was born of his lawful wife, Judith 
Leaming, June 21, 1770. To (present) wife, Sarah, use of home 
plantation while widow; also Va of personal. Son, Jonathan, all lands 
in said Co., and in Cumberland Co.; also Vs of personal. Daughter, 
Priscilla Stites, Vs of personal. Bonds held against David Peacock 
and William Price to be used for payment of debts. Executors — 
wife, Sarah, and son, Jonathan. Witnesses — Abijah Smith, Nathaniel 
Holmes, Benjamin Newton and Daniel Cresse. Proved Nov. 6, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 103. 

1794, Dec. 3. Inventory, £1,739.13.6; made by Nathaniel Holmes 
and Philip Cresse. File 607E. 

1794, July 14. Leaming, Thomas (the Elder), of Cape May Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Lydia Eldredge (wife of Jeremiah Eldredge), 
tract of land and marsh at Goshen, said Co., beginning where public 
road laid out from Levi Smith's to Christopher Ledlam's saw-mill 
crosses road from Goshen Creek Landing to house formerly of 
William Yates, dec'd at the Seaside road, northeasterly of road lead- 
ing to Goshen house now in tenure of John Scull toward Dennise 
Creek, southerly of son Thomas's house lately in tenure of Eli 
Eldredge and to southeastermost corner of land conveyed by deed 
to said son Thomas and following various courses to the West Jersey 
Society's 95,000 acre tract; also tract of cedar swamp called 36 
acres, inherited from Aaron Leaming, dec'd, also one moiety of 
interest in cedar swamp adjoining called 23 acres; all during her 
life, then to her issue, but if without issue, same to son, Thomas. 
Son, Thomas, remainder of real in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; 
should he predecease testator, same to be divided amongst his 
children. Grandson, Thomas Leaming, 1 share of United States 
bank stock. Granddaughters, Elizabeth and Lydia, 1 share of North 
American Bank stock. To Esther Williams (daughter of Abigail 
Williams), £10. To Hannah Eldredge (wife of Aaron Eldredge), 
£400, of 6% stock of the United States. Son, Thomas, law books 
and note for £300, also V2 of residue. Daughter, Lydia, other ^^ of 
residue. Executors — son, Thomas and daughter, Lydia Eldredge. 
Witnesses — Thomas Yates, Sarah Irwin, Edward Irwin and Jesse 
Hand. Proved Dec. 31, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 179. 

1796, July 27. Inventory, £4164.6.11%; made by Philip Godfrey 
and Nathaniel Holmes. File 1626E. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 225 

1791, Sept. 8. Lee, Sarah, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Son, David Lee, £5. To my 4 grandsons, John, Samuel, 
Joseph and Aaron Ely, % of remainder, in equal shares. To grand- 
daughters, Sarah Hutchinson, Mary Norton, Phebe and Jemime Ely, 
the other % to be equally divided between them. Executors — ^grand- 
sons-in-law, John Norton and Robert Hutchinson. Witnesses — Isaac 
Antrum, Thomas Antrum, Isaac Antrum, Jr. Proved Sept. 26, 1791 

1791, Sept. 24. Inventory, £877.10.2, made by Isaac Antrum 
and Joseph Lawrence. 

1816, July 16. Duplicate inventory by John Norton, Acting Ex- 
ecutor. File 6543-6'548M. 

1790, Dec. 4. Leforge, Catherine, of Middlesex Co., widow of 
David Leforge, deceased; will of. Cousin, Sarah Miller, wearing 
apparel and £30. To Mary Clawson, a looking glass. To Ruth 
Runyon (daughter of cousin Sarah Miller) my bed and cupboard. To 
cousin, Philip Drake (son of Gershon,), £30. Brother, Abraham 
Drake, £10. Brothers, Jacob Drake and Silas Drake, £10 each. 
Sister, Mirean Youngs, £10. To Trustees of First Day Baptist 
Church in Piscataway, £5. Residue to be equally divided between 
the children [not named] of my deceased husband. Executors — 
friends, Thomas Stelle and John Runyon, of Piscataway. Witnesses 
— Ezekiel F. Randolph, Noah Sayre, Christian F. Randolph. Proved 
Jan. 8. 1791. Lib. 32, p. 425. 

1790, Dec. 24. Inventory, £270.1.8, made by Reune Runyon and 
Eph'm Drake. File 7821-7826L. 

1792, Dec. 19. Lemon, Joseph, of Oxford, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Prudence, rents and profits of homestead plantation, 
during her life; after her decease same to revert to son, John, and 
his son, Michal. Son, Jacob, £10. Grandson, Michal (son of 
son Jacob), £5. Grandson, Joseph (son of son Jacob), £5. 
Daughter, Esther (wife of William Currant), £5. Grandsons, Joseph 
and James (sons of William and Esther Currant), £5 each. Grand- 
daughter, Amy (daughter of William and Esther Currant), £5. 
Daughter, Mary Ruth, £20. Residue, after wife's decease to be 
divided between my 4 children, John, Jacob, Esther and Mary. Ex- 
ecutors — friends, Robert Allison and William Loder. Witnesses — 
George Newton, Patrick Gingles, Joseph Wilson. Proved Feb. 19, 
1793. Lib. 33, p. 336. 

1793, Jan. 25. Inventory, £125.6.10; made by George Newton 
and Patrick Gingles. File 566S. 

1787, Sept. 28. Leonard, Catherine, of Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Sons, John, Isaac and William, each 10 shillings. Daughters, Re- 
beccah and Mary, each 10 shillings. Daughter, Catherine Turner, £10. 
Son, Samuel, the residue. Executors — son Samuel Leonard, and 
son-in-law John Turner. Witnesses — Patience Carpenter, Samuel 
Carpenter and Sarah Gerlin. Proved Dec. 10, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 426. 

1792, Dec. 8. Renunciation by John Turner, who refuses to act 
as an Executor with Samuel Leonard. 

1792, Dec. 11. Inventory, £100.3.11; made by Isaac Leonard and 
James Jagard. File 1821H. 



226 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Dec. 15. Leonard, Moses, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Peter Smith. Fellowbondsmen — Robert Thomson and John Johnson; 
all of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 13'5. 

1795, Dec. 11. Inventory, £18.19.3; made by Cornelius Sickles 
and John Gunterman; taken at the house of Terrence Rogers. 

File 637S. 

1793, Nov. 4. Letteer, [Latteer], Cleophas, of Montague, Sussex 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Margaret Latteer and Moses Letteer. Fellow- 
bondsman — Henry Bennet and William Ennes; all of said place and 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 341. 

1793, Oct. 23. Inventory, £568.13.3; made by William Ennes 
and Henry Bennet. File 565S. 

1793, Nov. 4. Letts, Hannah, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., widow; 
will of. Daughter, Mary Welsh, wearing apparel. Son-in-law, Isaac 
Murphy, all lands. Grandsons, John and Mark Murphy, clothes that 
were my son David's. Residue divided between daughter, Mary 
Welsh, and son-in-law, Isaac Murphy. Executor, brother, Abel Silver. 
Witnesses — Abraham Silver, Hope Silver, Abel Silver. Proved Dec. 
19, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 103. 

1793, Nov. 9. Inventory, £44.11.7; made by George Colson and 
Samuel Kirby. File 20341. 

1792, May 29. Lewden, Rebecca, of Mannington Twsp., Salem 
Co.; widow; will of. To cousin, Rebecca Allen, my silver tankerd, 
1 pair of silk mitts and £100. To cousin, Deborough Basset, interest 
of £100; after her decease same to be divided between my cousin, 
Susannah Denn and Prudence Thompson. To friend, Benjamin 
Reeve, £75. To friend, Ebenezer Miller, £75. To friend, Tamson 
Roberts, £50. To cousin Susannah Denn, tea tongs, 6 large silver 
spoons, 6 small silver spoons, gold buttons, silver shoe buckles and 
£100. To Mary Hance, £50. To Prudence Thompson, £50. To 
Leatitia Miller, the residue. Executors — David Allen and John Denn. 
Witnesses — Mark Miller, Richard Miller and Josiah Miller. 

Lib. 35, p. 316; File 2121L 

1791, Mar. 22. Lewis, Abraham, of Roxborough, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, % half of both real and personal estate. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, the other Vz part. Should daughter, Elizabeth, 
die without issue; the Presbyterian Church of Succasunny Plains, 
to have £50, and the remainder of daughter's part to be divided 
between the children of my 2 sisters, Elizabeth and Susannah. Ex- 
ecutors — friends, Samuel Cosad, Enoch Conger, Jr., and Joshua 
Jennings. Witnesses — Moses Tuttle, Caleb Jennings, Samuel Ball. 
Proved Apr. 5, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 24. 

1791, Mar. 26. Inventory, £160.12.10, made by Philip Morris and 
Caleb Jennings. File 7 7 IN. 

1783, Apr. 24. Lewis, David, of Horseneck, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary real and personal while widow. Daughters, Mary, Marget, 
Elizabeth and Sarah, movable estate after wife's marriage or de- 
cease. Son, Richard, 20 shillings. Daughter, Elizabeth, house and 
Vi of land; youngest daughter, Sarah, the other V^, of land. Ex- 
ecutors — Samuel Crane and Joseph Gould, Jr., of Horseneck, said 
Co. Witnesses — Mary Speer, Encrease Gould, Tunis Speer. Proved 
Jan. 7, 179'5. Lib. 33, p. 497. 



CALENDAR OP WILLS— 1791-1795 227 

1795, Jan. 21. Samuel Crane and Joseph Gould, Jr., having re- 
fused to act as Executors. Adm'rs — Jonathan Kent and Elizabeth, 
his wife. Fellowbondsmen — Philemon Bates and John Vanderhoof. 

File 8354-8357G. 

1793, Jan. 2. Lewis, Edward, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Edward Lewis. Fellowbondsman — David Lyon; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 273; File 921R. 
1791, June 11. Lewis, Ezekiel, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
James Lewis, Fellowbondsman — John Burdge; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 411. 

1790, Dec. 13. Inventory, £90.0.7; made by John Burdge and 
Benjamin Burdge. 

1791, June 10. Renunciation by Rachel Lewis. 

File 6549-6556M. 

1794, Aug. 6. Lewis, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Smith Kunst, of Lebanon Twsp., said Co., weaver. Fellowbondsman 
— Nicholas Stillwell, of Readington Twsp., said Co., merchant. 

Lib. 35, p. 139. 

1795, Jan. 17. Inventory, £7.4.6; made by Henry Pickle and 
Mathias Sharp. File 168 6 J. 

1795, Oct. 14. Liddon, Periman, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Groflf. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Whisler; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 298. 

1795, Oct. 20. Inventory, £228.14.8; made by Enoch Allen and 
George Horner, Jr. File 1956H. 

1788, Feb. 26. Liddon [Ledden], Samuel, Sr., of Greenwich Twsp., 
Gloucester Co., farmer; will of. Eldest son, Samuel, all lands except- 
ing 30 acres. Youngest son, Henry, 20 acres of upland and 10 acres 
of meadow. Daughter, Eamy Butler, all movable estate. Executors 
— sons, Samuel and Henry. Witnesses — John Benson, Thomas Heston 
and Daniel Stanger. Proved Dec. 9, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 257; File 1957H. 

1791, June 6. Light [Leydt], Peter of Franklin Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. To the Trustees of Queens College in New Jersey, all 
my Latin, Greek and Hebrew books. To friend, John Haring, Esq., 
my large black horse. Residue and remainder to be equally divided 
between my niece [not named], daughter of my brother, Matthew 
Light, and my nephews [not named], the 4 children of my sister, 
Cathalyntie Van Bunschoten; and the 4 children of my sister, Mary 
Roe; each 1/9 part. Executors — friends, James Schuerman, and 
John Haring, Esq. Witnesses — Andrew Hopper, Anthony Mande- 
ville, Jacob Garretson. Proved Aug. 31, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 530; File 2113B. 

1793, June 28. Lindsly, Moses, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — Irene 
Lindsly, Daniel Lindsly and Zenas Lindsly. Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Lindsly; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 331. 

1793, June 3. Inventory, £257.1.6; made by Benjamin Lindsly 
and Joseph Halsey. File 825N. 

1793, Aug. 5. Lines, Peter, Sr., of Saddle River Twsp., Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, real and personal estate while my 
widow. After wife's remarriage or death, eldest son, Peter, the 



228 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

blacksmith shop and Vs of real property. Sons, Coenradt and 
Thomas, each % of real property. Daughters, Aulche and Catharine, 
each £25; to be paid by the 3 sons. Residue divided between the 5 
children. Executors — brother, Abraham Lines, wife Elizabeth, and 
son Peter. Witnesses — Abraham Lines, Richard Lines, John Collins. 
Proved Mar. 27, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 49; File 2407B. 

1795, Aug. 7. Linn, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — Joseph 
Linn and Alexander Linn. Fellowbondsman — Hugh Gaston; all of 
Bedminster, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 541. 

179'5, Aug. 8. Inventory, £212.17.0; made by John Bryan and 
Hugh Gaston. File 980R. 

1794, Jan. 17. Linsey, Ezekiel, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £200 and £100 received with her at 
our marriage; also all personal estate (bonds and notes excepted) 
and use and profits of plantation while widow and until nephew, 
Linsey Nicholson, is 21. Nephew, Linsey Nicholson, that part of 
plantation in Waterford Twsp., said Co. and in Evesham Twsp., 
Burlington Co., on south side of Colestown road, and V2 of cedar 
swamp, when 21. Nephew, John Nicholson, remainder of plantation 
in Waterford Twsp., and other Vz of cedar swamp. Relations — 
Marke Nicholson, £50, and his son, Joseph, £50. Joseph Armstrong, 
Rachel Tease and Rebecca Chatten (children of my 2 sisters, Rachel 
and Patience), £80 each. Nieces, Mary, Sarah and Martha Nicholson 
(daughters of Samuel Nicholson, dec'd) to have, Mary £40, and 
Sarah and Martha, £20 each. Relation, Abel Nicholson, £200. 
Nephews, Linsey and John Nicholson, the residue divided between 
them. Executor — friend, John Haines. Witnesses — Joseph Githens, 
Samuel Thorne, Joseph Stokes. Proved Feb. 3, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 77. 

1794, Jan. 30. Inventory, £1509.18.11; made by Thomas Thorae 
and Joseph Stokes. File 1898H. 

1788, May 1, Lippincoit, Anna, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co., 
widow of Job Lippincott; will of. Daughter, Sarah (wife of Joseph 
Butterworth) life interest in my house and lot; after her decease 
it is to be sold and proceeds divided equally between my grand- 
daughters, i.e., Mary (wife of John Black) ; Elizabeth, Anna and 
Patience Lippincott (daughters of son. Job, deceased); Anna, Mary, 
Sarah, Lettis and Elizabeth Butterworth (daughters of Joseph 
Butterworth), and Anna Rodgers, (daughter of Revel Elton, dec'd). 
Grandsons, Joseph Lippincott, 5 shillings; and Revel Elton, Jr., £2. 
Sister, Mary Wetherall, a gown. Daughter, Sarah Butterworth and 
granddaughters, Anna Rodgers and Anna Lippincott, wearing 
apparel and linens. Remainder of estate in equal shares to daughter, 
Sai-ah, and all granddaughters above named. Executors — daughter, 
Sarah Butterworth, granddaughter, Anna Lippincott and Alexander 
Shiras, of Mount Holly. Witnesses — George Budd, Joseph Reeves, 
Moses Kempton. Proved May 5, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 129. 

1791, Apr. 28. Inventory, £82.6.5, made by Joseph Mullen and 
Moses Kempton. File 11392C. 

1789, Jan. 26. Lippincptt, Benjamin, Sr., of Mannington, Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, (not named), sundry household furnishings, 1 
cow and calf and £40. Daughter, Elizabeth Smyth, £40. Son, 
Samuel, 1 cow and calf and £50. Son, Robert, 1 cow and calf and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 229 

*'60. Son, William, wearing apparel and plantation of 10 acres in 
t/pper Penns Neck. Son, Benjamin, home plantation of 80 acres; 
«tso remainder of movable estate. Executor — son, Benjamin. Wit- 
nesses — Isaiah Hankins, Samuel Rose, Jonathan Bilderback. Proved 
Mav 24, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 4.58. 

1810, Oct. 26. Inventory, $1,917.24; made by Jacob Fox and John 
Hall. File 18601. 

1795, Aug. 4. Lippincott, Caleb A., of Springfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Adm'r — Arney Lippincott. Fellowbondsman — Caleb 
Lippincott; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 252. 

1795, Nov. 2. Inventory, £141.12.9; made by Samuel Goldy and 
Joseph Shinn. File 11609C. 

1795, July 2. Lippincott, Catharine, of Gloucester Co., widow; 
will of. Son, Abel Lippincott, dining table and desk. Son, Samuel, 
dining table, chest of drawers and £130. To Frances Downs, her bed. 
Mulatto girl, Jane, to be free in 1804. Executor — Abner Cheesman 
(to have residue). Witnesses — George Collins and Caleb Evans. 

1795, July 29. Codicil. Bequest of £130 to son, Samuel, voided. 
Proved Aug. 14, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 271. 

1795, Aug. 7. Inventory, £686.4.8; made by Thomas Stokes and 
Abraham Inskeep. File 1958H. 

1791, Oct. 4. Lippincott, Isaac, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth Lippincott and Job Jones. Fellowbondsman — Abraham 
Lippincott; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 18^ 

1791, Oct. 24. Inventory, £392.17., made by Jacob Woolston and 
Joseph Powell. File 11393C. 

1793, Sept. 18. Lippincott, Isaac, Jr., of Chester Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, 1/7 of residue. Son, 
Josiah, home plantation, (the same having been entailed by my 
grand father, Thomas Lippincott, to my father, Isaac Lippincott, to 
me). Son, Stacy, money with which to complete a barn on tract in 
Chester Twsp., bequeathed him by his grandfather, Isaac Lippincott. 
Son, John, a young mare; also, 40 acres purchased of William 
Hunter to be sold, when son John is 21. Remainder of lands and 
personal estate to be sold. Division of residue to be made between, 
wife, Elizabeth, son, John, and daughters, Priscillai, Elizabeth, 
Rachel, Rebecca and Mary Lippincott. (Daughters, their share when 
18.) Executors — son, Josiah, and brother-in-law, Aaron Antrim. 
Witnesses — Peter Slim, Joseph Stokes and Henry Warrington. 

1793, Nov. 17. Codicil. Should son, John, die before 21, his share 
of residue to be divided between, wife, Elizabeth, and daughters. 
Son, Stacy, to be one of the Executors in place of Aaron Antrim. 
Witnesses— James Clancy and Joseph Stokes. Proved Dec. 16, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 38. 

1793, Dec. 7. Inventory, £316.0.; made by Peter Slim and Joseph 
Stokes. File 11393C. 

1792, July 4. Lippincott, Mary, of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., widow of Samuel Lippincott, dec'd; will of. Son, Arney 
Lippincott, £50. Daughter, Anna Atmore (wife of Caleb Atmore), 
£100. Granddaughter, Mary Atmore, a gown. Son, Samuel, various 



230 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

articles of furniture and George Fox's Journal. Son, Caleb, £1,000 
and articles of furniture. Granddaughter, Mary Shinn, (wife of 
Joseph Shinn), silver pin cushion, chain and ring, 1 pewter soup 
dish marked I.E. & M. A., 6 pewter plates marked E. L., various 
pieces of furniture and % of monies due from said Joseph Shinn. 
•Granddaughter, Elizabeth Shinn (wife of Aaron Shinn), the other 
% of monies due from Joseph Shinn; also 6 metal plates marked 
S. L. M., 1 corner cupboard and Windsor chair. Grandson, Caleb 
Lippincott (son of Arney Lippincott) £100 and gold sleeve buttons, 
when 21; should he die before of age the money to be divided 
between the other children of son Arney by his wife Lidia. Grand- 
son, Samuel Lippincott (son of Caleb), 1 piece of Arabian gold, 
when 21; should he die before of age, the same to Rebecca Lippin- 
cott (daughter of son Samuel). Granddaughters, Mary Shinn, 
Elizabeth Shinn and Rebecca Lippincott, remainder of furniture. 
Son, Samuel, residue. Executor — son, Samuel Lippincott. Witnesses 
— Mary Ann Kay and John Atkinson. Proved May term of Orphans' 
Court, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 228. 

1795, Feb. Term of Orphans' Court. Caveat; making exception 
to the £1,000 left to Caleb Lippincott; the word 'thousand', being 
shown to have been altered by someone unknown and inserted for 
the word 'hundred*, which amount was intended as the original 
bequest to Caleb Lippincott. The May term of the Court, ordered 
the word 'thousand' stricken out and the word 'hundred' inserted. 

1794, Oct. 20. Inventory, £1,560.15; made by John Atkinson 
and Samuel Atkinson. File 11610C. 

1791, Oct. 3. Lippincott, Robert, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Personal estate to be sold and plantation rented 
or sold, as Executors see fit. Monies to be invested to bring up 
and educate my 3 daughters, Easter, Sarah and Anne, and divided 
between them, or the survivors of either, when of age. Executors 
— friends, Edmond Williams and Benjamin Jackson. Witnesses — 
Remembrance Lippincott, Thomas Riddle, Joel Riddle. Proved Nov. 
29, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 383; File 6'557-6558M. 

1793, Oct. 7. Lippincott, Mary, of Burlington Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Jacob Lippincott, of said Co., dec'd. Said Ward being out 
of Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage; makes choice of Edward 
French as her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Josiah Lippincott. 

Lib. 33, p. 55; File 11504C. 

1792, Dec. 13. Lippincott, Samuel, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Son, Samuel, home place of 288 acres, household goods, 
live stock, grain and farming utensils. Son, Joshua, place whereon 
he lives of 200 acres. To daughter Abigail's 3 children, i.e., Samuel, 
Benjamin and Naomi Tyler, £100 with interest, when of age. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Baker, £100. Grandson, Samuel Kirby, £100, 
when 21. Granddaughter, Liddie Lippincott, £200; provided she 
makes a deed of conveyance to Isaac Eldridge and William Groff 
for 8 acres of meadow by Delaware River in Upper Penns Neck, late 
property of Isaac Somers, dec'd. Residue to be divided between 
the 2 sons. Executor — son Samuel. Witnesses — ^Jacob Davis, Mary 
Davis and Thomas Davis. Proved. Lib. 35, p. 315. 

1794, Mar. 17. Inventory, £993.15.4; including an 8 day clock; 
made by Daniel Bassett Jr. File 2122L 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 231 

1794, Oct. 24. Lipsett, Lewis, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Ann Lipsett. Fellowbondsman — Phinehas Kirk- 
bride; both of said place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 480. 

1794, Oct. 16. Inventory, £45.9.11; made by Phinehas Kirkbride 
and Samuel Woolston, Sr. File 11551C. 

1794, Feb. 9. Little, John, Captain, of Princeton, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife (unnamed), house and lot in Princeton, Somerset Co., 
in the tenure of Doctor Walter Minto; 21 acres in Middlesex Co., 
near Princeton, purchased of Doctor Benjamin Rush and 3 wood 
lots, purchased of the Trustees of the College, situate at Rockyhill, 
Somerset Co.; also, all plate, her choice of furniture, 2 cows, car- 
riage and horses, riding chair, farm wagon and farming utensils; all 
during the term of her life; also, the yearly sum of £200 during her 
life, and £800 out right. To Ester Gaw, £600. To John Beatty and 
Enos Kelsey, £100, in trust, for the purpose of building a board 
fence around the burying ground of the Church at Princeton near 
house of Dr. Thomas Wiggins; also to pay surplus to the Trustees of 
said Church to be applied toward the discharge of the debts due 
from the said Church to the College of New Jersey. House in which 
testator lives and farm at Stony Brook with remainder of farming 
utensils and household furniture, all to be sold; the proceeds to be 
applied to legacies; and the remaining lands both in New Jersey 
and Pennsylvania to be rented and rents applied to wife's annuity. 
Niece, Mary Woods, and Ester Gaw, plate and furniture, left by wife 
after her decease. All real and other personal to be sold after wife's 
decease and proceeds divided among nephews and nieces, i.e., John 
Woods, George Woods, Jr., Henry Woods, John Rickey, Thomas 
Little of the Kingdom of Ireland (son of brother, Thomas Little), 
Jane Aspey, Rosetta Woods and Ann Ross. Wife to have the service 
of my 3 negro children. Poll, Molly and Jack, until they are 28, 
when they are to be given their freedom. Executors — John Beatty, 
John Woods, George Woods, Jr., and Robert McGee (of the City of 
Philadelphia). Witnesses — Ebenezer Stockton, Robert Field and 
Richard Stockton. 

1794, Sept. 4. Codicil. To friends, Robert McGee and Hannah, 
his wife, Samuel and Gilbert McGee (sons of Robert and Hannah), 
and Molly Gaa (sister of said Hannah), all of Philadelphia, £100 
each, to be paid after sale of lands and before residuary estate is 
divided. Witnesses — Sarah Maxwell and Ebenezer Stockton. Proved 
Sept. 18, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 494. 

1794, Sept. 19. Inventory, £1,372.19.4, including 7 slaves; made 
by Thomas Stockton and Daniel Egnew. File 8399-8417L. 

1792, Sept. 18. Livingston, Peter Van Brugh, Sr., of Elizabeth- 
town, Essex Co. (formerly of the City of New York) ; will of. Wife, 
Elizabeth, £60 yearly, (when she receives her dues from the estate 
of her late husband William Rickets, she to repay money advanced 
them). Son, Philip, 10 shares of real and personal (books accounts 
being charged against him, but allowance made for accounts paid 
by him for my son William, dec'd). Grandchildren (children of 
daughter, Catharine Bayard), 8 shares (debts owed by Mr. Nicholas 
Bayard not to be collected for 4 years). Daughter, Sarah Ricketts, 
9 shares. Daughter, Susannah Kean, 8 shares. Grandson, George 
Van Brugh Brown (son of daughter, Mary Brown), '5 shares, when 



232 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

21. Granddaughter, Mary (daughter of son, Peter), 5 shares, also 
lot of ground in Mulberry Street, New York, when of age. To 
Susan Livingston (widow of dec'd son, Peter), £60 yearly out of 
bequest to her daughter, Mary, and £40 yearly should said Mary 
die before of age. Granddaughter, Eliza Otto (daughter of dec'd 
daughter, Eliza Otto), 5 shares, when 21. Should said grandchildren 
die before marriage or of age, their shares to revert to estate. Ex- 
ecutors — friend, Gerard Bancher, Treasurer of the State of New 
York, and son, Philip Livingston. Witnesses — Walter Rutherford, 
Margaretta Marshall, Aaron Ogden. 

1792, Oct. 2. Codicil. Son, Philip, all family pictures. Grand- 
daughter, Maria Pen Rickets, all gold rings. Grandson, Philip 
Rickets, gold watch, seal and chain, and one share in the Society 
for Promoting Useful Manufactories in New Jersey. Grandson, Sam- 
uel Otto Rickets, one share of said Society. Grandson, Peter Kean, 
one share of said Society; also set of gold vestcoat buttons. To 
Rachel Hanson and her sister, Elizabeth McCleaf, each £10. To wife, 
Elizabeth, Susan (widow of son, Peter), Mary (daughter of son, 
Peter), the 5 daughters of daughter, Catharine, and my sister, Sarah 
and Catharine (widow of brother, John) each a suit of mourning. 
Witness — Aaron Ogden. Proved April 26, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 378; File 8014-8021G. 

1792, May 19. Lloyd, Richard, Major, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— William Lloyd, of Monmouth Co. and Nathaniel Kerr, said Co., 
(appointed during the minority of Susannah Lloyd, the widow, who 
is 19). Fellowbondsman — Edward Dunlop, of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 169. 

1792, June 27. Inventory, £100.7.9; made by James Huestis and 
Edward Dunlop. File 530S. 

1794, Dec. 3. Adm'rs — Susannah Lloyd and Nathaniel Kerr. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Holmes; all of Newton, said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 178; File 603S. 

1794, Aug. 20. Lloyd, Samuel, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co. Int. Adm'r — John Clayton. Fellowbondsman — James 
Lloyd; both of said place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 423. 

1794, Aug. 18. Inventory, £97.0.9; made by Nathaniel Imlay and 
Samuel Imlay. File 7075-7078M. 

1795, Mar. 16. Lock, Benjamin, Thomas, John, Jonas and Charles, 

of Gloucester Co. Wards. Children of Jonas Lock, of said Co., 
dec'd. Petition of Sarah Lock, the mother; children being all under 
14. Guardian — Benjamin Rambo. Fellowbondsman — Peter Lock, 
both of said Co. Lib. 35; p. 307; File 1959H. 

1791, Sept. 7. Lock, David, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Cor- 
bet Scudder. Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel Day; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Jona. Deare and Minne V. Voorhies. 

Lib. 32, p. 463; File 7885-7886L. 

1791, Apr. 2. Lock, Israel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Richard Kirby, of Salem Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Coles, of 
said Co. Lib. 32, p. 213. 

1791, Mar. 28. Inventory, £81.16.1; made by Thomas Coles and 
Patrick Flaningan. File 178 IH. 

1791, Mar. 6. Lock, John, Sr., of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 233 

Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, Vs of profits of all lands and personal 
estate. Son, Peter, that part of home plantation divided by a line 
from an oak in line of Merideth Jones' land. Son, John, other part 
of plantation; also 3 acres of meadow at Repappau. Son, David, 
£65; to be paid by son, John. Son, Garrat, £65, when 21. Daugh- 
ter, Catherine, a feather bed, pewter dishes, some household furni- 
ture and 2 cows. Son, Peter, 3 acres of meadow at Repappau, pur- 
chased of Hance Hellms (remainder of said meadow to be divided 
between sons David and Garrat). Personal estate after wife's de- 
cease, to be divided between said sons David and Garret and daugh- 
ter, Catherine. Executors — sons, Peter and David Lock. Witnesses 
— John Pinyard, Joseph Zane and Jonathan Paul. Proved Aug. 15, 
1791. ' Lib. 32, p. 195. 

1791, June 10. Inventory, £274.12.11; made by Andrew Hen- 
drickson and John Pinyard. 

1791, Aug. 15. Renunciation by Peter Lock as one of the Execu- 
tors. File 178 OH. 

1795, Mar. 13. Lock, John, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
son of Zebulon Lock. Int. Adm'r — Peter Lock. Fellowbondsman 
— Andrew Hendrickson; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 301. 

179'5, Mar. 13. Inventory, £42.6.2 1/^; made by James Wilkins 
and William Ford. File 1961H. 

1795, Feb. 20. Lock, Jonas, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Lock. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Rambo; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 301. 

1795, Mar. 2. Inventory, £250.10.3; made by Felix Fisler and 
Joseph Blackwood. File 1960H. 

1792, Mar. 19. Lock, Rebeckah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Andrew Lock, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of the 
Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Dr. James 
Stratton as her, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — ^James Carr; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 447; File 1822H. 

1792, Nov. 3. Lodor, James, of Oxford, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— William Lodor and John Lodor, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Shaver; all of said place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 187. 

1792, Nov. 2. Inventory, £458.17.2; made by Henry Shaver and 
Thomas Hayes. File 53 IS. 

1793, Aug. 22. Lodor, Jane, Job, Anna and Johanna, of Sussex 
Co. Wards. Children of James Lodor, of Oxford, said Co., dec'd. 
On petition of Jane and Job Lodor, (being 14 years of age and up- 
wards), that William Lodor be appointed their Guardian. (Anna 
and Johanna Lodor being under 14.) Guardian — William Lodor, of 
Oxford. Fellowbondsman — William Ferine, of Newton, said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 343; File 567S. 
1791, Aug. 20. Longstreet, Awrey, of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Lydia, £150; also riding chair and har- 
ness and negro, Ceasar, while widow. After wife's decease, negro 
Caesar, to daughter, Lydia (wife of Mathew Van Dyke). Grand- 
sons, John Reid and Aaron Reid (sons of daughter Moikey), each 
£65. Son, Samuel, £25; also, clock and all bonds against him. Son, 



234 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Christopher, all bonds against him; he paying £100 to children of son 
Derick, dec'd, (divided amongst them as they come of age). Son, 
Aaron, £25; also smith tools and 25 acres on east side of brook 
where Thomas Van Dyke built a saw-mill. Daughter, Ann (wife of 
William Burtis, £120. Grandchildren, (children of son James, dec'd), 
i.e., Cornelius and Aaron, each £100, and (his) daughter, Lenah, 
£50. Daughter, Lydia (wife of Mathew Van Dyke), £100; also 12 
acres of woodland on Rocky Hill, said Co., between land of Aaron 
Long-street and Bartholomew Feurt and adjoining land of John 
Bailey, formerly Daniel South's land. Remainder of real and per- 
sonal to be sold. Executors — sons, Samuel, Christopher and Aaron. 
Witnesses — Henry Breece, Robert Grove, Bartholomew Feurt. 
Proved June 11, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 224; File 8221-8224L. 

1792, Feb. 9. Longstreet, John, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Father, Samuel Longstreet, use and profits of all land dur- 
ing his life. After decease of father land to be divided between 3 
own sisters, i.e., Ann Dye, Mary Longstreet and Abbie Longstreet; 
they to pay my half sister, Hannah Mount, £40 a piece. Executors 
— brother-in-law, Joseph Mount, and friend James Voorhees. Wit- 
nesses — Garret Voorhees, Peter Dey, John Wetherill. Proved June 
14, 1792. Lib. 34, 282; File 8073-8074L. 

1793, July 5. Longstreet, Margaret, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John F. Longstreet, of said place. 

Lib. 33, p. 255; File 6907-6908M. 

1791, July 20. Loof borrow, Elizabeth and Thomas, of Middlesex 
Co. Wards. Said wards, children of Nathaniel Loofborrow, of said 
Co., petition that Nathan Combes and Richard Hartshorne be made 
Guardians of their persons and estates. Fellowbondsman — Aaron 
Bloodgood; all of said Co. [Filed at Burlington]. 

Lib. 32 p. 468; File 7835-7838L, 

1791, July 20. Loofborrow, Joseph, of Middlesex Co. Ward. On 
petition of Nathaniel Loofborrow, father of said Joseph, that Guard- 
ians be appointed. Guardians — Nathan Combes, of Hunterdon Co., 
and Richard Hartshorne, of Middlesex Co. Fellowbondsman — Aaron 
Bloodgood, of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 467; File 7839-7842L. 

1794, Dec. 22. Loop, Jacob, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Christopher Loop. Fellowbondsman — George Wintermute; both 
of said place. Lib. 35, p. 178. 

1794, Dec. 19. Inventory, £8.6.3; made by George Wintermute 
and John Murry. File 604S. 

1793, Oct. 10. Loots, Henry, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Jhane, use of movables and land, (except 4 acres which daughter 
Rachael, is to have), until youngest child comes of age. Children, 
(unnamed), an equal division of land when youngest is of age. Ex- 
ecutrixes — wife, Jhane, and daughter, Rachael. Witnesses — William 
Hillyer, William Hulse and William Hutchinson. Proved Nov. 7, 
1793. Lib. 33, p. 219; File 8217-8220L. 

1791, Dec. 14. Loper, James, Sr., of Deerfield Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Son, Arthur, house and 44: Vz acres of land join- 
ing William Miller's land. Son, Uriah, remainder of land joining 
Daniel More and John More's land. Daughter, Lovica Elwell, 7 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 235 

sheep. Daughter, Phebe Carll, 1 cow. Daughter, Mary Tully, best 
bed. Grandsons, James Loper and Stephen Davis, each 5 shillings. 
Residue divided between my 3 daughters. Executors — sons, Arthur 
and Uriah. Witnesses — Joseph High, Ezekiel Loper and Phebe 
Loper. Proved Jan. 4, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 486; File 1031F. 

1794, Dec. 23. Loree, Samuel, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Nancy Loree (said Co.) and Silvanus Loree, of Orange Co., 
N. Y. Fellowbondsman — William Kinney, of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 158. 

1794, Dec. 20. Inventory, £36.8.5; made by William Kinney and 
Zenas Condict. File 856N. 

1793, Oct. 25. Lot, Abraham, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Pearson. Fellowbondsman — Robert Pearson; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 54; File 11505C. 

1795, Feb. 14. Lott, Abraham, late of the City of New York. Int. 
Adm'r — ^George Davis, of the City of Philadelphia, merchant. Fel- 
lowbondsman — George Davis, of the City of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 167; File 1721J. 

1786, Dec. 7. Lott, Theophilus, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Brother, Peter, grist mill and saw mill and dwelling 
house below the hill between the mill race and the creek; also a tract 
of land beginning at the upper end farthest from the Delaware River 
to run on the mill dam from the line betwixt testator and Jedediah 
Scudder, and to run in a straight direction when it leaves the dam 
down the mill race on side farthest from the creek to directly 
before the new house on the hill, and to include 5 acres of lowland 
along the river; also a brown horse and fishing sean. Sisters, Han- 
nah and Jane, each a cow and privilege of living in house while un- 
married. Brother, Richard, remainder of real and residue; he paying 
legacies which testator was enjoined to pay by his father's will. Ex- 
ecutors — brothers, Richard and Peter Lott. Witnesses — Jedediah 
Scudder, John Reeder and Joseph Burroughs. Proved April 11, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 137. 

179'5, Mar. 16. Inventory, £415.14.5; made by Jedediah Scudder, 
John Reeder and Joseph Burroughs. 

1795, May 7. Petition of Peter Lott to have the 25 acres of land 
left by his brother, Theophilus Lott, partitioned by 3 men appointed 
by the Court. File 1722J. 

1791, Oct. 17. Loveland, Samuel, of Little Egg Harbor Twsp., 
Burlington Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Sarah, % of the 200 acre 
tract I had of my father, Charles Loveland, during her life, and % 
of movable estate; to bring up the 3 small children, i.e., Benjamin, 
Jemima and Diadoma. Sons, Charles, Samuel and Benjamin, the 
whole 200 acres, (including the 50 left their mother, after her de- 
cease), and all my land and salt marshes both in West Jersey and 
Connecticut, to be divided between them. Daughters, Sarah, Su- 
brina, Leacreasy, Diadony and Jemima, the other half of movables 
divided between them, when of age. Executors — wife, Sarah, and 
son, Charles. Witnesses — Eli Mathis, Asa Mathis and Maja Mathis. 
Proved May 24, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 363. 

1792, May 22. Inventory, £237.8.11; made by Lewis Darnel and 
Eli Mathis. File 11455C. 



236 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, June 19. Low, Joseph, Sr., of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, house and lot in Market Street, Philadel- 
phia; also title in house and lot in said City where Israel Jacobs now 
lives, with power to convey same to the heirs or executors of Grace 
Wiley, dec'd, according to agreement made between said Grace 
Wiley, my wife and myself, dated May 4, 1790; also 2 feather beds, 
2 cows, 1 horse and provisions in house. Son, Joseph, 25 acres of 
woodland (part of plantation whereon son Thomas now lives) be- 
ginning in line of Thomas Scott's land and Woodbury road to stone 
in line of John Wood's land; also a piece of cedar swamp on Morris 
River purchased of Richard Thorn and 10 acres called the pine 
swamp purchased of John Sparks; also my desk. Son, Thomas, plan- 
tation whereon he now lives; also a piece of cedar swamp I pur- 
chased of Thomas West on Great Eggharbour River; he paying my 
daughter, Elizabeth, £50, and to his eldest son, Mark, £50, when 21. 
Daughter, Rachel, 3 lots in Woodbury (one purchased of William 
Wilkins, one of Benjamin Rambo and one of Josiah Chatters). Son, 
Benjamin, 2 shares of residue. Daughters, Jane Brick and Rachel 
and Elizabeth Low, each 1 share of residue. Executors — wife, 
Rachel, son, Joseph, and son-in-law, Richard Brick. Witnesses — 
James Wilkins, Thomas James and Jacob Wood. Proved Mar. 17, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 291; File 1962H. 

1794, Nov. 27. Low, Rachel, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Son, Thomas Low, my clock. Son, Joseph Low, Vz of home 
plantation. Daughter, Rachel Low, houses and lots in Woodbury; 
also residue of movable estate. To son, Benjamin Low, daughter, 
Elizabeth Low, and Richard Brick and his wife Jane, the other half 
of plantation; also my house and lot in Market Street between Front 
and Second Streets and house and lot in Second Street between Mar- 
ket and Arch Streets and the residue of my real estate in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, all to be equally divided between them; they 
paying my grandson, Mark Low, £50, when 21. Executors — son, 
Benjamin Low and son-in-law, Richard Brick. Witnesses — Adelina 
Whitaker, Rachel Sanders and Isaac Wilkins. Proved Jan. 1, 179'5. 

Lib. 35, p. 280. 

1794, Dec. 20. Inventory, £269.18.3; made by James Wilkins and 
Isaac Wilkins. File 1963H. 

1792, June 1. Low, William, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, % of plantation and Vs of the Tid place, while widow; also 1 
cow. Son, William, home plantation, with adjoining marsh of 25 
acres and Va of marsh on Bedents Creek. Son, Robert, plantation 
called the Tid place, rest of marsh that was purchased with home 
plantation and % of marsh on Bedents Creek; also cedar swamp pur- 
chased of Joseph Ireland. Son, John, the other Vs of marsh on 
Bedents Creek, when 21. The sand Beach on Beadents Creek and 
26 acres of salt marsh called Goose Island on Hanse's Creek, and 
movable estate; all to be sold. Wife, Mary, £30 for bringing up 2 
youngest children, i.e., Hannah and John. Children, Lydia Brad- 
ford, William, Robert, Mary, Margaret, Hannah and John Low, each 
an equal share of the remainder, the sons when 21, and daughters 
when 18. Son, John, the lands given to sons, William and Robert, 
should either of them die without issue. Executors — son, Robert, 
and Constant Long. Witnesses — William Chard, Jonathan Shaw 
and Ansell Sheppard. Proved July 6, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 472. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 237 

1792, June 23. Inventory, £251.2.11; made by David Page and 
Jonathan Socwell. 

1794, Feb. 21. Petition and Citation by Mary Low, the widow. 
She charges that, in the absence of the testator's son, William Low, 
in Kentucky, Robert Low, as Executor, has taken possession of the 
home plantation, which is likely to be squandered and lost by his 
misconduct. It being her late husband's intention (by his will) that 
she should have use of said plantation for the bringing up of her 
children; petitions that Robert Low be ordered to pay her her legacy, 
and to give security; or, to be removed, pending the return of Will- 
iam Low from Kentucky. Citation, shows that William Low (the 
testator) died June 16, 1792; at which time his daughter, Hannah 
Low, was 2 years, 1 month; son, John Low, an infant aged 3 months 
and 2 days. 

Amos Bradford offered as Security and accepted by the Court. 

File 1032F. 

1794, Jan. 2. Lowrey, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Lowrey, of Alexandria Twsp., said Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Sherred, of said place. Lib. 35, p. 141; File 1687J. 

1795, April 1. Loyd, Ephraim, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, £100 in lieu of her dower. Son, John, 5 
shillings. Son, Ephraim, part of home plantation beginning in the 
road corner of Joseph Loyd's land running the course of his line 
across to Adam's line, up Adam's and Hancock's line to Joseph Tin- 
dall's land and along Tindall's line to point of beginning; also 100 
acres of drain marsh with upland beginning at the mill near Bran- 
dreth's line running down to the Causeway to the Island, from which 
tract a road is to be laid off along Bolderges Creek. Son, Joseph, 
remainder of home plantation with rights of road. Son, Horatio, V2 
of lands in Virginia; also 100 acres in Cumberland Co. Son, Stacy, 
the other Mi of lands in Virginia; also house and lots in Pittsgrove 
and Va of personal. Daughters, Ann and Elizabeth, each Vs of per- 
sonal. Should both sons, Horatio and Stacy, die before 21, their 
share to be divided between the 2 daughters. Whereas on Oct. 13, 
1784, Samuel Smith, Charles Fogg, Hannah Walker, Thomas Fogg, 
Isaac Fogg and Rebecca Fogg, did convey to me 1200 acres of land 
in Harrison Co., Virginia, in trust, my executors are to convey to 
them the same. Executors — son, Joseph Loyd and son-in-law, Isaac 
Sparks. Witnesses — ^^Gamaliel Garrison, Mary Garrison and Dorcus 
TuUis. Proved July 20, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 310. 

1795, June 8. Inventory, £1341,7.7; made by James Mason and 
Gamaliel Garrison. File 20911. 

1791, Mar. 8. Luckenbach, Johannes, of Hope, Sussex Co., farm- 
er; will of. (Formerly of Pennsylvania, now superintendent of farm 
of Frederick Marshall, at Hope, said Co.) Wife, Elizabeth, bed, 
bedding, chest of drawers, bookcase and £10; also interest of £250 
from estate in Pennsylvania while my widow, and £50 of the princi- 
pal, should she marry again. To 4 younger children (all under age) 
i. e., John, Abraham, Samuel and Christian, £6 each. Executors, 
£10 each. Remainder of estate (real and personal) to be equally 
divided between my 7 children, i. e., eldest son, Adam, Eva, (wife 
of George Pesing), Catherine (wife of David Weinland), and the 
4 sons above named (first 3 by a subsequent marriage). Wife to 
receive interest of the younger children's share until such child is 



238 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

15; each to have principal and interest when 21. Son, Adam Luck- 
enbach, and David Weinland to be Guardians of younger children. 
Executors — wife, Elizabeth, son, Adam Luckenbach, of Lower Sau- 
con Township, Northampton Co., Penn., farmer, and son-in-law, 
David Weinland, of Bethlehem, Penn., stocking weaver. Witnesses 
— John George Weiss, George Huber, John Hasse. 

1791, Oct. 6. Codicil, £50 to be set aside from estate before di- 
vision is made for the education of youngest son, Christeon. Wit- 
nesses — Frederick Linebach and Adam Luckenbach. Proved Apr. 
17, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 160. 

1792, Apr. 14. Inventory, £902.9.10%, appraised by Frederick 
Linebach and George Weiss. File '532S. 

1792, Oct. 9. Ludham, Noah, of Westfield, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, one bed, 6 chairs, low chest, 2 pewter platters, 6 pewter 
plates and one hog; also all grain, rye, corn and flax. Sons, Elikem 
and Henry, and daughter, Rebeccah, each % residue, when of age. 
Executors — friends, Moses Tucker and John Ludham, Jr. (Execu- 
tors to sell piece of land that adjoins said John Ludham and Tal- 
mage Ross). Witnesses — John Ross, Elizabeth Ross, Sarah Dun- 
ham. Proved Mar. 18. 1793. Lib. 33, p. 494. 

1792, Oct. 20. Inventory, £26.8.0; made by John Ross and Jacob 
Davis. File 7510-7513G, 8364-8365G. 

1792, June 1. Ludham, Providence, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co. ; will of. Son, Jacob, wearing apparel, £50 and % of marsh 
in Steathem's Neck. Daughters, Judith Wheaton, Rachel Sayres, 
Phebe Sheppard, Sally Watson, Priscilla Ludham and Lydia Ludham, 
each % part of home plantation, % of cedar swamp, Vs of marsh 
in Steathem's Neck and % of marsh below Tindall's Island. Grand- 
sons, Ephraim and Reuben Ludham (sons of Jacob Ludham), % of 
plantation, Va of cedar swamp, and Vb of marsh lands. Grandson, 
Providence (son of Norton Ludham), Va of plantation and % of 
marsh land. Grandson, Isaac Wheaton, % of cedar swamp. Grandr 
daughter, Sarah Remington, £50. (Jacob Ludham to take charge 
of bequests, to grandsons, Proidence, Ephraim and Reuben, and to 
granddaughter, Sarah Remington; until they are 21.) To Christopher 
Ludham (at Cape May), remainder of Rag Wheel tract. Daughter, 
Priscilla, 1 young mare and saddle and £200. Daughter, Lydia, £20 
and bond for £200. Youngest daughters, i. e., Rachel Sayres, Phebe 
Sheppard, Sally Watson, Priscilla and Lydia Ludham, the residue of 
personal. Executors — son, Jacob, and daughters, Sally Watson and 
Priscilla Ludham; — the same tract as Guardians to daughter Lydia. 
(Joel Fithian, Esq., Isaac Watson and Jacob Ludham, with power 
to meet 3 other daughters to make division with the 2 youngest). 
Witnesses — Latin Ware, John Eddis, Catron Thomson. Proved Aug. 
27, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 476. 

1792, Aug. 1. Inventory, £1,252.6.0% ; made by Joel Fithian and 
Richard Wood, Jr. File 1033F. 

1795, May 28. Ludlam, Phebe, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Ludlam. Fellowbondsman — Abijah Smith; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 189. 

1795, July 13. Inventory, £57.9.1; made by Matthias Woodruff 
and Christopher Sleeseman. File 627E. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 239 

1793, July 6, Lupardus, Christian, Sr., of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co, Int. Adm'rs — William Lupardus and Christian Lupardus, Jr. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel Randolph; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 231. 

[Not dated.] Renunciation by Charitje Lupardus. 

File 8213-8216L. 

1795, Nov. 19. Lupardus, Christian, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Jacob Wykoff. Fellowbondsman — Adrian Van Nordstrand, of 
the Eastern Precinct, said Co. 

1795, Nov. 20. Inventory, £332.1.9; made by Isaac Williamson 
and Cornelius Vanlieu. 

1797, May 16. (Jacob Wykoff, Adm'r being since dec'd.) Adm'x 
— Anne Lupardus. Fellowbondsmen — Adrian Van Nordstrand and 
John Stul; all of said Co. 

1797, May 20. Inventory, £201.2.0, consisting of notes in hands 
of Jacob Wyckoff, the dec'd Adm'r; made by Isaac Williamson and 
Henry Cock. Lib. 33, p. 542; Lib. 37, p. 29; File 981R. 

1793, June 27. Lupardus, Peter, of Middlesex Co, Ward. Son 
of Christian Lupardus, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward makes choice 
of William Lupardus as his Guardian. Guardian — William Lupardus. 
Fellowbondsman — James Voorhees; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 232; File 8209-8212L. 
1791, Apr. 1, Lupton, Benjamin, of Cohansey, Cumberland Co,, 
yeoman; will of. Son-in-law, David Parvin, and Rachel his wife, 
£15, and all lands during their lives; after their decease said lands 
to be equally divided between David and Stephen Lupton (sons of 
Stephen Lupton, dec'd). Nephews, John and Nathan Lupton (sons 
of brother Nathan Lupton, dec'd), £15 each. To Daniel and Ben- 
jamin Lupton (sons of brother Daniel Lupton, dec'd), £15 each. 
To Lovice Woodruff (wife of Jesse Woodruff), £5. To Preston Wood- 
ruff (son of Timothy Woodruff, dec'd), £5. To Rachel Parvin (daugh- 
ter of David and Rachel Parvin), £5. Residue to be divided between 
brother's and sister's children. Executors — David Parvin and Nathan 
Lupton. Witnesses — John Lupton, John Lawrence, Nathaniel John- 
son, Sarah Lawrence, Proved July 8, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 167. 

1794, July 9. Inventory, £147.0.1; made by Jeremiah Brooks and 
Israel Miller. File 1066F. 

1794, Dec. 24. Lyell, Ellenor, of Monmouth Co.; will of. Son, 
John Lyell, Vs of lands and % of buildings with Vs of residue. Son, 
Fenwick Lyell, use of % of buildings and % of lands, with Vs of 
residue as long as his present wife, Catherine Lyell, shall live; should 
he survive his wife and die without issue, the same to return to other 
legatees; if he has children, he may dispose of the same to them. 
Daughter, Mary Micheau, a piece of land adjoining her land to Craw- 
ford's line, bounded east by Elnathan Field's land; also silver spoons, 
looking glass and choice of furniture, and % of lands, and residue 
during her life; then to her children. Bond given by Benjamin 
Micheau unto Daniel Wynant of Staten Island to be charged against 
daughter Mary's share. Negro wench, Silvia, to be set free; other 
servants to choose their masters. Executors — sons, Fenwick and 
John. Witnesses — John Taylor, Edward Tilton, George Taylor 
Proved May 9, 1795. Lib, 33, p, 525; File 7273-7276M. 

1795, Sept, 4, Lyell, Jane, late of Perth Amboy now residing in 



240 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Bridgetown, Middlesex Co.; will of. To David Lyell (eldest son of 
nephew Thomas Lyell, dec'd), £40 yearly. To Lorian Lyell (2nd son 
of said Thomas), the eastermost half of lot in Perth Amboy which 
sister, Catharine Lyell, dec'd, purchased of James Hamilton adjoin- 
ing Norris Thorp's lot; also £600 and picture of my great grand- 
father. To Thomas Lyell (3rd son of said Thomas), dwelling house 
and lot in Perth Amboy on High Street; also clock. Whereas the 
last mentioned Thomas Lyell stands indebted for £1400, i.e., unto 
William Ferrill (merchant at New York) for £200, unto one Sulli- 
van (merchant at New York) for £600, and unto one Watson (son- 
in-law of John Rattoon of Amboy) for £600, for which sums I have 
given security; if, therefore the said Thomas Lyell shall pay said in- 
debtedness in 12 years he is to have the aforesaid house and lot of 
land, but if he fails to discharge the indebtedness, the same to be 
sold and proceeds (after discharge of debts) to be divided between 
Thomas, Lorian, Mary and Jane Lyell (excepting out of sale a stone 
house lately built by said Thomas Lyell, which is to remain to him). 
Silver plate to be divided between Lorian, Thomas, Mary and Jane 
Lyell. To Catharine Lyell (daughter of Thomas Lyell, dec'd), £10 
yearly. To Mary Micheau, £20. To relation, Elizabeth Reeny (late 
Elizabeth Morss), bed and bedding. To Jacob, Daniel and John 
Raddicor (sons of Jacob and Cynthia Raddicor), each £10, when 21. 
To relation, Herman Stout, £40. To Catharine, Mary and Jane 
Lyell, large silver box with contents and chest with table linens. To 
Cynthia (late Cynthia Raddicor, now wife of John Mires), wearing 
apparel. To Lorian, Thomas, Mary and Jane Lyell, the residue. Ex- 
ecutors — friend, Andrew Bell of Perth Amboy and John Marsh, 
joiner, of Woodbridge Twsp. Witnesses — Samuel Marsh, Elihu H. 
DeCamp and Joseph DeCamp. Proved Nov. 17, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 188. 

1795, Oct. 22. Inventory, £5477.10.2 (consisting of notes and 
bonds) ; made by Andrew Bell and John Marsh. 

File 8645-86'54L, 9549-9550L. 

1784, May 6. Lyell, Thomas, Sr., of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Frances, real and personal for the support and edu- 
cating of my 6 children, i.e., David, Lorian, Thomas, Catharine, 
Mary and Jane. Estate to be divided between the surviving children 
after wife's decease. Executors — wife, Frances, and friend, John 
Thomson. Witnesses — Elias Marsh, Sarah Hampton, Elizabeth 
Marsh. Proved June 20, 1794. Lib. 34, 527; File 8395-8398L. 

1795, June 5. Lyon, Abraham, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Phebe Lyon. Fellowbondsman — John Young; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 96. 

1795, June 2. Inventory, £208.15.7; made by Nathaniel Horton 
and John Young. File 884N. 

1794, Jan. 12. Lyon, Mattaniah, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, bay mare and riding chair, 2 cows, 2 beds; also 2 
rooms in house and negro wench, Marie. Granddaughter, Mary 
(eldest daughter of son, John), 2 coverlids. Son, Isaac, £10, and 
negro wench, Marie, after wife's decease. Son, Moses, £12. Estate 
to be divided into 5 equal parts. Son, John, £5, and his children the 
remainder of 1/5 part. Sons, Isaac, Moses, Aaron and Jacob, each 
1/5 part. Executors — wife, Mary, and son, Moses. Witnesses — 
Jacob Arnold, Ziba Ludlum, William Canfield. Proved Feb. 22, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 144. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 241 

1794, Feb. 24. Inventory, £310.7.4; made by Henry Axtell and 
Joseph Beers. File 8'67N. 

1794, Mar. 15. McBride, Daniel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Naomah, use of all real estate while widow. If she marries, Vz dur- 
ing her life. Movable estate to be put out at interest for the sup- 
port of John and Elizabeth McBride (children of cousin, Dennis Mc- 
Bride) ; the principal payable to Elizabeth, when 18. To John Mc- 
Bride (son of cousin, Dennis McBride), all real estate after wife's 
decease. Executors — friends, Nathaniel Holmes and Philip Hand. 
Witnesses — Hance Peterson, George Munyan, Isaac Peterson. Proved 
Dec. 24, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 102. 

1794, Dec. 25. Inventory, £245.2.1 V^ ; made by Abijah Smith and 
Philip Cresse. File 608E, 

1794, July 20. McCallam, Isabell, of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., 
Salem Co.; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth, house and lot whereon 
Mary Ann Flemings now lives, during her life, then to grandson, 
John Sinnickson. Grandson, John Sinnickson, clock and £300 with 
interest when 21. To John Drue, £5. To negro girl, Caty, £'5, when 
18. Negro boy Sesar to be set free when 21. Residue to daughter, 
Elizabeth. Executors — son-in-law, Henry Sinnickson, and daughter, 
Elizabeth Sinnickson. Witnesses — Richard Sparks, Ann Sparks and 
Isaac Newark. Proved Feb. 16, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 312; File 2107L 

1795, Apr. 21. McCaraker, Alexander, of Somerset Co. Int. 
(Estate left unadministered by Mary McCaraker, also dec'd). Adm'r 
— Jeremiah Williamson. Fellowbondsman — Elbert Monfort; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 540. 

1795, Apr. 21. Inventory, £1,087.2.4, consisting of certificates; 
made by Philip Van Arsdalen and Peter D. Vroom. (Said Alexan- 
der McCaraker said to be late of Chester Co., Penna.) File 982R. 

1795, Apr. 21. McCaraker, James, Sarah, Mare:arreta and Alex- 
ander, of Somerset Co. Wards. Children of Alexander McCaraker, 
of said Co., dec'd. Said wards, being out of the wardship of Mary, 
their mother, petition that Jeremiah Williamson be made their 
Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Elbert Monfort; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 542; File 983R. 

1795, Apr. 21. McCaraker, Mary Ann, of Somerset Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Alexander McCaraker, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward 
being an infant under 14. Guardian — Jeremiah Williamson. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Elbert Monfort; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 542; File 984R. 

1793, May 13, McCarty, Silas, of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Brother, John McCarty, all wearing apparel. To friend, Thomas 
Renier and his wife Diadame, 11 acres of land with residue. Ex- 
ecutor — friend Thomas Renier.* Witnesses — Hannah Newell, Peter 
White and Samuel Woolman. Proved June 24, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 16. 

1793, June 1. Inventory, £26.18.; made by Joseph Craft. 
[*See Rainier and Rainear; name made by mark.] File 11507C. 

1792, Jan. 16. McClean, Hugh, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Morris, Jr. Fellowbondsman — John Riggs; both of Trenton, 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 193; File 1614J. 



242 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, May 29. McColley, Edward, of Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, % of rents from lands and Vs of interest from monies, dur- 
ing her life. Daughter, Elidia Ellison, £10. Daughter, Martha 
Suthard, interest of £200, during her life; should she die without 
issue principal to be divided among the children of daughter Elidia 
Ellison, when of age. Nephew, Edward Welburn, £50, when 20. To 
wife's granddaughter, Elidia Lenard, £30, when 21. Residue to be 
divided between the children of daughter Elidia Ellison; the boys, 
2 shares each and the girls, 1 share each. Executors — Richard Ed- 
sall, Joseph Sharp and Daniel Larzaleer. Witnesses — Thomas Arm- 
strong, Robert Kennedy and Samuel Wade. Proved Aug. 20, 179'5. 

Lib. 36, p. 121. 

1795, Jan. 21. Inventory, £1,026.15.6; made by Aaron Hedden 

and Vincent Grant. File 639S. 

1794, Oct. 28. McColm, Hugh, of the Western Precinct, Somer- 
set Co. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Minor. Fellowbondsman — John Mc- 
Colm; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 448. 

1794, Nov. 3. Inventory, £44.19.2; made by Peter Stryker and 
Henry Veghte. File 943R. 

1791, Apr. 5. McComb, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Marsh. Fellowbondsman — Henry Marsh; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 466; File 7757r7758L. 

1793, Sept. 4. McConkey, Samuel, late of Franklin Co., Penna. 
Int. Adm'r — Samuel McConkey, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 255; File 6909-6910M. 

1792, Feb. 7. McConnel, Hugh, Jr., of Morris Co. Ward. Son 
of Hugh McConnel, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of John Dalrim- 
ple as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Breman; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 109; File 797N. 

1793, Nov. 8. McFerson, Reuben, Capt., of Kingwood Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — David McFerson, Innkeeper. Fellow- 
bondsman — Aaron Furman; both of said place. Lib. 33, p. 312. 

1793, Nov. 7. Inventory, personal £249.17.9; also book accounts 
of £26.13.1. Real estate consists of plantation whereon the widow 
now lives subject to the right of dower of Ann, the widow of Thos. 
McFerson, dec'd, and plantation whereon William Paxton, Jr., now 
lives — total value of real, £350. 

1795, Aug. 7. Account by David McFerson, Adm'r. 

1795, Oct. 29. Affidavit by David McFerson, that he is without 
funds to pay debts due John Case and Samuel McFerson. 

1797, Apr. 5. Final account, showing £100.5 received from sale 
of said Reuben McFerson's undivided Vz of 100 acres, sold to 
William Clifton; David McFerson, Adm'r. File 1640 J. 

1795, Jan. 19. McFetretck, Joseph, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Catharine McFetretck, widow. Fellowbondsman — Charles 
Beardslee, of Hardystown, said Co. Lib. 36, p. 131. 

179'5, Jan. 20. Inventory, £70.1.10; made by George McEowen 
and Charles Beardslee, Jr. File 640S. 

1794, June 7. McGwire, James, of Evesham Twsp., Burlingt©n 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 248 

Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah McGwire. Fellowbondsman — John Lip- 

pincott; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 480. 

1794, May 26. Inventory, £133.7.1; made by Samuel Evans and 

Caleb Evans. File 11552C. 

1791, Aug. 1. McKee, Hugh, Dr., of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Mary McKee, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Abner Woodruff; 
both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 181. 

1791, July 26. Inventory, £470.18.5; made by Ebenezer Elmer 
and James B. Hunt. File 1020F. 

1792, Mar. 3. McKinney, John, of Newtown, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r— John Willey. Fellowbondsman — James Gibson; both of 
said place and Co. Witnesses — Henry Littel and Thos. Anderson. 

Lib. 34, p. 160. 

1792, Feb. 20. Inventory, total £227.13.10 (£5.2.6, having been 
deducted as money belonging to the widow and her daughter) ; made 
by Henry Littel and Henry Wilgus. File 534S. 

1793, Apr. 24. McKnight, Ann, (formerly Ann Sweetman), of 
Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert McKnight. Fellowbondsman — 
Moses Laird; both of Freehold, said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 255; File 6911-6912M. 

1785, Feb. 8. McLeod [MacLeod], William, of Essex Co. Int. 

Adm'r — George Ross. Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah Wade, Esq.; 

both of Elizabethtown, said Co. Witness — Robert Ogden, Surrogate. 

Lib. 27, p. 373. 

1794, June 2. Estate left unadministered by George Ross. Adm'r 
— Matthais Williamson, Jr. Fellowbondsman — David A. Ogden, 
Esq., both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 395; File 6158-6159G, 8108-8109G. 

1793, Feb. 2, McMahon, Jeremiah, of Hunterdon Co. (An invalid 
pensioner of New Jersey.) Int. Adm'r — Abijah Bond, of the City 
of Philadelphia, gentleman. Fellowbondsman — George Beatty, of 
Trenton Twsp., said Co, Lib. 33, p. 312; File 1641J. 

1793, May 8. McMichael, Nancy, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Daughter of James McMichael (who died in Ireland) late of said Co. 
Said ward being out of the Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage, 
makes choice of Cornelius Vannoy of Maidenhead, as her Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — James Wilson, of Amwell, said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 314; File r521J. 

1793, Oct. 31. McMinn, Ann, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Alexander McMinn, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being out of 
the Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of the Rev. 
Azel Roe. Fellowbondsman — Dre^el Campbell; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 232; File 8235-8238L. 

1791, Aug. 11. McMonigill, William, of Upper Alloways Creek, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rachel, £600. To William Mc 
Monigill McClong, son of Samuel McClong, £50 and wearing apparel. 
To Ruth Nichols, 1 feather bed. Personel property to be sold; the 
residue to Trustees of Prince Town College, for use of educating 
young men for the ministry. Executors — wife, Rachel, Samuel 
McClong and Hosea Lawrence. Witnesses — Samuel Ogden, George 
Swing and Dayton Buck. Proved Aug. 13, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 114. 



244 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1793, Aug. 5. Inventory, £268.14.8; made by John Johnson and 
John Stratton. File 2002Q. 

1791, Nov. 3. McMurtrie, John, Sr., of Oxford, Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, £200, a feather bed and a side saddle, and profits 
of plantation for 5 years after my deacese for maintaining the 4 
youngest children; also to keep my mulatto girl until she is 18. 
Brother, Abraham, wearing apparel and Bible. Nephew, John, (his 
son), a young roan colt. To my step-son, George Butler, a young 
colt he now claims. To step-daughter, Abigail Butler, a feather bed 
of furniture my wife, her mother, brought with her. My lands in 
Berks Co., and mill and lot at Wyoming in Pennsylvania; also land 
in Scott's mountain above Thomas Heyer; the 2 small 2 acre lots 
near the Tavern at the Cross Roads; all to be sold immediately after 
my death. My plantation to be sold in 5 years; and plantation 
whereon John Shafter lives to be sold at expiration of his lease. 
The Tavern and lot at Cross Roads and plantation whereon my 
son-in-law, John Anderson, lives, to be rented till the decease of 
my brother, Abraham, and a division made between his heirs and 
mine in pursuance of the will of my father, Joseph McMurtrie. Son, 
Joseph, a young bay mare and Vs part of remainder of estate. 
Son, John, a roan mare and Vb part. Son, Abraham, Vs part. 
Daughter, Margaret, a feather bed complete, and 1/10 part. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah, a feather bed, and 1/10 part. Son-in-law, John Ander- 
son, for my daughter, Elizabeth, 1/10 part. Son-in-law, Richai'd 
Aten, for my daughter, Nancy, 1/10 part; all to be paid after sale 
of my lands as nearly as possible when they respectively come of 
age. Executors and Trustees — wife, Sarah, and son, Joseph. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Parry, John Stute, Freadrick Dunbarger. Proved 
Nov. 25, 1791. Lib. 3'5, p. 30. 

1791, Dec. 8. Inventory, £977.5.1, and £84.19. as value of be- 
guests in will; made by John Lowry and John Stute. File 502S. 

1792, Feb. 21. McMurtie, John, Jr., of Sussex Co. Ward. Son 
of John McMurtie, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Abraham 
McMurtie, of Oxford, said Co., as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — 
Robert Hoops; both of same place and said Co. Witnesses — Chas. 
Rhodes, W. Helm. Lib. 34, p. 156; File 533S. 

1791, May 6. McPheadry, Helena, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Livingston, of New York City. Fellowbondsman — Elisha 
Boudinot, of Essex Co. Lib. 32, p. 510; File 7310-7311G. 

1794, Oct. 29. McQuig, Neal, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Neal McDuffy. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Worbasse; both 
of Newton, .said Co. Lib. 35, p. 179. 

1794, Dec. 6. Inventory, £41.18.11; made by Joseph Worbasse 
and James King. File 605S. 

I79I, May 6. MacLean, William, of Barbadoes Neck, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hester, whole estate. Executor — father-in-law, John 
Jerolemon. Witnesses — John Waldron, John Clark and James 
Jerolemon. Proved Sept. 6, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 527; File 2107B. 

1777, Mar. 5. Maghee, Robert, Sr., of Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Eldest daughter, Margaret, a negro wench Nell, and £100; she to 
cloth and bring up her youngest sister, Lydia. Sons, William, John, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 245 

James and Robert, each 2 parts of whole estate; daughters, Mary 
Ann and Lydia. 1 part; same to be divided amongst them when son 
James comes of age in 1789, Executors — brother-in-law, William 
Ferine, and sons, William and John Maghee. Witnesses — Philip 
Stoclcton, Thomas Wiggins, William Maghee. Proved Feb. 9, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 217; File 8233-8234L. 

1792, Dec, 20. Maine, John, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Eleonore, use of plantation, while widow, 
with the widow Margaret Lawrence, who is to have her maintenance 
from said plantation during her life. Should wife marry plantation 
to be sold and proceeds put to interest until youngest son, Philip, 
is 21, then divided, and son, John to have £5, and remainder in 
equal shares between sons, John, Adam and Philip, and daughter, 
Mary, Wife, use of personal while widow; V2 should she marry, 
and the remainder divided between the children when youngest son 
is of age. Executors — wife, Eleonore, and friends, Andrew Banghart 
and Bernhart Banghart, Jr, Witnesses — John Faunce, George 
Sarvis, William Molott. Proved July 26, 1794, Lib, 35, p, 177, 

1794, July 1. Inventory, £41.7,6; made by Peter Wolfe and 
Robert Allison, File 613S. 

1795, July 2. Mairs, John, of Allentown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Robert Imlay, Fellowbondsman — Robert Laird; both of 
said Co. Lib, 33, p, 529. 

1795, July 6. Inventory, £10,16.9; made by Samuel Imlay and 
John Clutch. File 7277-7280M. 

1790, Aug. 7. Mall [Maul], Benjamin, of Deerfield, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, negro boy, Frank; also place v/hereon 

1 now live together with % of marsh land and Vs of personal. Son, 
Ashbury, Vs of personal, plantation whereon he now lives with 
remainder of my marsh, during his life; then to his eldest son. 
Daughter, Lydia, % of personal; also tract of land joining Bebey 
Run, during her life; then to her eldest child. Executors — son, 
Ashbury, and son-in-law, John Waithman. Witnesses — Samuel M. 
Shute, David Potter and Joseph Seeley. Proved Jan. 5, 1792. 

Lib. 34, 0. 480. 

1791, Oct. 8, Inventory, £222,7,9; made by John More and John 
Burgin. File 1034F. 

1794, Feb. 3. Mandville (Mandeville), Henry, of Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Margaret Mandville, Henry Mandville and Nicholas Mand- 
ville. Fellowbondsman — John Debow; all of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p, r57. 

1793, Dec. 16. Inventory, £357.16.0; made by Isaac Haulenbeck 
[Hornbeck] and John Debow, File 8'55N, 

1791, Feb. 11. Manning, Enoch, of Essex Co,; will of. Wife, 
Jennet, my wench, Maria; also riding chair, horse and harness, and 

2 cows; and as much furniture as she choses, and use of all estate 
until second daughter, Sarah, is 18. Executors to sell remainder 
of estate when they think best and divide proceeds equally between 
my 3 daughters, Mary, Sarah and Nancy Manning, Brother, Rev, 
James Manning to bring up my eldest daughter, Mary. Executors — 
brother-in-law, David Edgar, of Woodbridge, my neighbor, Benjamin 
Blackford, and my wife. Witnesses — ^Joseph Coles, Joseph Manning, 



246 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Robert Randolph. Proved Aug. 11, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 487. 

1791, Mar. 1. Inventory, £300.3.3, made by Thomas Fitz Randolph 

and Benjamin Laing. File 7298-7305G. 



1791, Mar. 28. Manning, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm' 
Samuel F. Randolph, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., and Sophia 
Manning, of Bernard Town, Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman — Isaac 
Manning, of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 6. 

1791, Apr. 9. Inventory, £423.10.1, made by Fred'k. Vermeule, 
Jr., and Andrew Cadmus. File 884R. 

1793, Sept. 20. Marlin, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Jemima, 1 cow, 3 hogs, % of grain in 
barracks and to be supported by John Stults and wife on place, or 
paid £15 yearly. To Elizabeth, wife of John Stults, home planta- 
tion. Grandson, John Marlin Stults, £6. Executors — friend, Peter 
Stults, Sr., and Aaron Bennet, Sr. Witnesses — ^John Wiley, Aaron 
Bennet, Sr., and Jno. Van Kirk. Proved Sept. 30, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 221. 

1793, Sept. 25. Inventory, £72.'5.8; made by Joseph Mount, and 
Henry Cortelyou. File 8225-8230L. 

1793, Oct. 16. Marlon, John, of Willingborough Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Marter. Fello'wbondsman — Peter Bank- 
jon; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 52. 

1793, Oct. 14. Inventory, £67.1.7; made by David Stokes and 
Peter Bankjon. File 11506C. 

1791, Dec. 27. Marr, Thomas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Campbell. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Sayre; both of New- 
ark, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 508. 

1791, Aug. 16. Inventory, £19.0.6; made by J. Campbell and D. 

Campbell. File 7306-7309G. 

1788, Sept. 25, Marsh, EHas, Sr., of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
shipwright; will of. New boat in the stocks, my Vs part of the 
Schooner, "Patient Mary", my scow, the "Five Sisters", and negro 
man Jack; also lot of salt meadow in Woodbridge Twsp.; all to be 
sold. Wife, Mary, overplus of said sale, all horses and cattle, house- 
hold furniture and Vs of the profits of estate. Wife and daughters, 
Sarah, Elizabeth and Catherine, use of % of house (wife during her 
life and daughters until they marry). Son, William, my stone house 
with Vs of land belonging thereto. Daughters, Sarah, Mary, Eliz- 
abeth, Susanna and Catharine, the other % of land, (25 acres) 
formerly belonging to Samuel Crow to be divided between them. 
Sons, Elias, Thomas, Samuel and Joseph, farm of 150 acres in South 
Amboy whereon Timothy Rose now lives to be divided between them. 
Sons, Elias, Thomas and Samuel, water lot in Perth Amboy. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Mary, daughter, Sarah Hampton, and son, Joseph. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Marsh, Joseph Golding, John Thompson. 

1789, Jan. 1. Codicil. Wife, Mary, being now deceased, legacy 
bequeathed to her to be divided between son, William, and daughters, 
Sarah, Elizabeth and Catharine. Legacy to son, Samuel, revoked; 
daughter Sarah Hampton, son, Joseph Marsh, and daughter, Mary 
Cooke, to have the said legacy in trust, they paying the said Samuel 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 'Ml 

the income. Daughter, Mary Cooke, to be an Executrix. Witnesses 
— the same. Proved June 18, 1794. 

Lib. 34, p. 504; File 8385-8394L. 
1782, Nov. 8. Marsh, WllHam, Sr., of Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, a bed complete, one cow, 
a room and privileges of house with support from plantation until 
youngest son, Charles, is 21. Son, William, plantation of 70 acres 
whereon he now lives purchased severally of Samuel Willis, Samuel 
Elston and Benjamin Collins; also lot of swamp land purchased of 
Benjamin Shotwell. Son, Samuel, tract of 43^/^ acres purchased 
of Isaac Noe, dec'd; also 12 acres of swamp land purchased of 
Joseph Morse, dec'd. Son, Hugh, 43 8/10 acres purchased of Ex- 
ecutors of Henry D'Camp, dec'd; also 10 acres of swamp (part of 
it purchased of Joseph Morse), and 15 acres purchased of Jacob 
Shotwell, and (2 acres) salt meadow purchased of Joseph Thorpe. 
Sons, William and Hugh, to pay £100 each, and son, Samuel, £70, 
for land devised to them. Remainder of lands and homestead 
plantation, devised to me by my father, Samuel Marsh, dec'd, to be 
sold after youngest son, Charles, is 21, and proceeds equally divided 
between my 4 youngest sons, i.e., John, James, Mulford and Charles. 
Daughters, Susanna, Sarah and Betsy, each to have 1 cow and a bed 
with furnishings. Wife, Sarah, Vs of residue of personal; and the 
4 daughters, Mary, Susanna, Sarah and Betsey, each % (youngest 
daughters when 18). Executors — brother-in-law, Hugh Webster, 
and sons, William and Samuel Marsh. Witnesses — John Thorn, 
Joseph Marsh, Joseph D'Camp. Proved Oct. 31, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 62. 

1792, Sept. 18. Inventory, £307.9.11; made by Jacob Noe and 
John Ludlam. File 7514-7528G. 

1793, Oct. 17- Martin, Samuel, Sr., of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Samuel Martin, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Leforge; both of 
Piscataway, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 230; File 8231-8232L. 

1794, May 1, Martin, William, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of MuUison Martin, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Henry 
Marsh as Guardian. Guardian — Henry Marsh. Fellowbondsman — 
Nathan Fitz Randolph. Lib. 34, p. 539; File 8381-8384L. 

1791, July 18. Mason, Kemble, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'ra 
— Samuel Mason and John Mason. Fellowbondsman — Josiah Gas- 
kill; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 185; File 11394C. 

1792, Dec. 27. Massey, Thomas, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, Vs of personal and use of Vs of real while 
my widow, in order to bring up and educate my infant daughter, 
Elizabeth. Son, Thomas, all lands and wearing apparel. Daughter, 
Tamson Massey, 1 chest of drawers, 1 looking glass and her mother's 
clothes; also remainder of movables. Son Thomas to pay infant 
daughter, Elizabeth, £10, when she is 18. Executor — Amos West- 
cott; also to be Guardian of son, Thomas, until 21, and daughter, 
Tamson, until 18. Witnesses — Ephraim Harris, Norton Laurence 
and Joanna Ogden. Proved Jan. 28, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 121. 

1793, Jan. 25. Inventory, £149.5.3; made by James Ogden and 
Norton Lavn-ence. File 1046F. 

1788, Oct. 17. Mathews, James, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 



248 NEW JERSEY POSX-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Co.; will of. Real and personal in Penna. and New Jersey to be 
sold. Grandson, Samuel Parsons (son of daughter Catherine 
Dugan, alias Parsons), £150, when 21. Grandson, James Campbell, 
(son of daughter Elizabeth Campbell), £150, when 21. Daughter, 
Jane Mathews, interest from £100 yearly; at her decease the £100 
to be divided between, son, Richard, and daughters, Elizabeth Camp- 
bell and Phebe Morrison. Daughter, Catherine Dugan, £10. Son, 
Richard, and daughters, Elizabeth and Phebe, each % of residue. 
Grand children, i.e., William Dugan, George Dugan, {sons of daugh- 
ter Catherine Dugan), and Elizabeth Dugan and Margaret Dugan, 
(daughters of daughter Phebe Morrison, alias Dugan), the other ^ 
of residue. Executor — son-in-law, John Campbell, and son-in-law, 
Daniel Morrison. Witnesses — Thomas Denny, Vanderveer Homan 
and Gideon Denny. Proved Aug. 28, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 424; File 1824H. 

1795, Apr. 14. Mathis, Eli, of Little Eggharbour Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, 2 cows and calves, % of furniture 
and privileges of house. Sons, Jeremiah, Asa, Maza and Amasa, 
all lands to be divided between them; son, Amasa, to have 160 acres 
including houses and buildings with meadow adjoining Enoch 
Mathis' land; the profits of his land to go to wife until he is 21; 
thereafter, the 4 sons to pay wife, £3.15 yearly. Executors — Eli 
Mathis Jr. and Frances Bodine. Witnesses — Sarah Loveland, Stephen 
Skellenger, Jr. and Gulyaner Skellenger. Proved May 19, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 247. 

1795, May 11. Inventory, £173.4.3; made by John Forman and 
Jonathan Smith. File 11 6 12 C. 

1795, Mar. 27. Matlack, William, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, George, houses and land in Chester Twsp.; he 
paying the other bequests. Son, Samuel, £65. Son, Joseph, £15. 
Sons, William, Reuben and John, each £5. Daughter, Rebecca 
(now wife of Amos Buzby), £5; also £25 from personal estate. 
The 6 sons to share in cedar swamp. Residue to be equally divided 
between sons, William, John, Reuben, Samuel and Joseph. Executors 
— sons, Samuel and George. Witnesses — Job Cowperthwaite, John 
Roberts, Jr. and Joseph Stokes. Proved May 27, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 227. 

1795, May 25. Inventory, £600.9.5%; made by William Roberts 
and Darling Haines. File 1611C. 

1790, Nov. 16. Matthews, Isaac, of Cape May Co., will of. Wife, 
Priscilla, one horse and saddle, and one cow and calf, over her 
lawful rights. Daughter, Deborah Matthews, all my land, and re- 
sidue of personal, when 18 or is married. To Hanna Hand (daugh- 
ter of Shamgar Hand, dec'd) one heifer. To Jacob Hand (son of 
Elishab Conner) my wearing apparel. Should daughter, Deborah, 
die before 18 and without issue: — to Richard Matthews, son of 
Richard Matthews, 20 acres of said land adjoining lands of Richard 
Matthews, dec'd; to Silas Matthews (son of Thomas Matthews, 
dec'd) all the remainder of said land. Friend, Stephen Hand, 
to be Guardian of daughter, Deborah, until she is 21. Executors — 
■wife, Priscilla, and Stephen Hand. Witnesses — Philip Cresse, Hannah 
Cresse, Abigail Hand. Proved June 18, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 296. 

1791, June 16. Renunciation by Priscilla Matthews. Witnesses 
— Jonathan Hand and Abigail Hand. 

1791, Apr. 19. Inventory, £167.14.7 Vi, made by Constantino 
Carll and Philip Cresse. File 5'56E. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 249 

1792, Apr. 19. Maxwell, Isaac, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Phebe, use of whole estate until son David, is 21; then Vs while my 
widow, with room and privilege of house. Son. David, all my land 
of 84 acres, bounded by lands of Mulford Cory, Thos. Scudder, 
Moses Miller and Isaac Crane, when he is 21. Daughters, Susannah, 
and Elizabeth Clark, £60, each, to be paid by son, David, when he 
is 22. Executors — friends, Capt. Benjamin Cory and Ezekiel Ross, 
of Essex Co.; and William Sayre, of Morris Co. Witnesses — Aaron 
Ball, Abner Miller, James Smalley. Proved June 4, 1792, at Newark, 
Essex Co. Lib. 34, p. 47. 

1792, Apr. 27. Inventory, £133.12.9, made by Aaron Ball and 
Moses Miller. File 7530-7535G. 

1795, Feb. 12. Mead, Giles, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Henry 
Storm. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Garritson; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Susan B. Halsted and Nehemiah Wade. 

Lib. 83, p. 358; File 2558B. 

1790, Nov. 22. Mead, Jacob, of Pequannack Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Anna, my young bay mare and saddle and bridle, 
and to remain in possession of land and tenements bequeathed to 
son, John, while my widow. Eldest son, Peter, land on west side 
of Kikewit Brook, except V2 of lower part of 14 acres next to 
Derrick Freeland. Son, John, all land and tenements on east side 
of Kikewit Brook, and other Vz of the 14 acres joining Derrick 
Freeland. Son, Garret, £60; son, Peter to pay, £2'5; son, John, £35; 
but unless son. Garret, reforms, he is to have only the interest. 
Remainder of personal, after wife's marriage or decease, to be 
equally divided between my 3 sons. Executors — wife, Anna, and 
son, Peter. Witnesses — John Coughlin, Isaac Haulenbeck. Proved 
Feb. 7, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 13. 

1791, Feb. 4. Inventory, £165.8.6, made by Frederick Fredericks 
and Peter Fredericks. File 772 N. 

1790, Nov. 4. Mead, Peter, of Pompton, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Sons, John and Simeon, all real estate to be divided between them. 
Should son, Simeon die without issue, his part to my son Jacob; 
and should he die without issue, the same then to be divided between 
my son, John, my daughters, Rachel and Nancy, and my grand- 
daughter, Peryna Erwin, excepting 10 acres near the building to go 
to son, John. Son, Jacob, £50, to be paid in 4 years by my sons, 
John and Simeon, each £25. Daughters, Nancy (wife of Peter 
Ward) and Rachel Mead; also granddaughter, Peryna Erwin, £25 
each, to be paid by sons, John and Simeon. Sons, John and Simeon, 
farm utensels and grain. Son, Simeon, best cow. Son, Jacob, a 
cow. Sons, John, Simeon and Jacob; all my horsekind. Residue, to 
be equally divided between all my children, after daughter, Rachel, 
has had her outset equal to her sisters. Executors — sons, John, 
Simeon and Jacob Mead. Witnesses — Isaac Haulenbeck, Garret 
Vannep, Isaac Peter Haulenbeck. Proved Feb. 27, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 520; File 2103B. 

1790, Mar. 19. Mecum, William, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co.; will of. W^ife, deceased. Kinsmen, Thomas, Capt. Andrew and 
John Sinnickson to be Executors and Guardians of children, request- 
ing that out of affection for their deceased sister they take a 
parental care of her orphan children. To 3 sons, William, George 
Washington and Andrew, each V^ part of real estate, division to be 



250 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

made when William is 22. Son, William, the black horse colt which 
has been called his. Should son, William, die before 22 without 
issue, or either sons, George or Andrew, die before 21 without issue, 
the share of the deceased shall go to the surviving brothers. Estate 
to be let to farm until son, William, is 22 and the profits used for 
the education of 3 youngest children. Personal estate divided 
equally to daughters, Sarah, Margaret, Rebecca and Eleanor, 
estimating at £50 what has already been given to daughter, Sarah 
Clark. Daughter, Margaret, the grey Bohemia mare and saddle, over 
and above her share. If the marsh called Big Meadow is drained, 
before division of real estate, the 40 acres then to be sold and 
proceeds divided equally between daughters. Executors and Guard- 
ians — Kinsmen, Thomas Sinnickson, Capt. Andrew Sinnickson and 
John Sinnickson. Witnesses — Lewshine Cripps, Sarah Philpot, 
Samuel Dick. Proved Jan. 10, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 252. 

1790, Mar. 23. Inventory, £670.11.3; made by William Bilderback 
and Joseph Copner. File 18641. 

1789, Mar. 1. Meeker, Aaron, Sr., of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, one mare and riding chair, and the use of £100 while she 
remains my widow. Tract of land adjoining Jonathan Williams to 
be sold to pay debts. Sons, James, Henry, Moses, Job and Aaron, 
and the infant unborn (should it be a boy) to have all my lands, 
to be equally divided between them; but wife to have use of lands 
to bring up the children. Should the child unborn be a girl, she is 
to have £50. Executors — David Cram, my brother, James Meeker, 
and wife, Hannah. Witnesses — Peter Fish, David Rogers, Lydia 
Cornish. Proved Mar. 10, 1789. Lib. 34, p. 33. 

1789, Mar. 10. Renunciation by Hannah Meeker, the widow. 

File 6832-6835G. 

1791, Sept. 29. Meier, Hermannus, of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, 
Rachel, use of all real and personal during her widowhood; also 
my silver watch and certain books from my library. Of the 800 
acres of lot No. 19 of the Great or Hardenbergh Patent in Ulster 
Co., N. Y. deeded to me by my father-in-law, Johannes Hardenbergh; 
50 acres in the center of said tract are to be deeded in trust to such 
persons belonging to the Reformed Dutch Church who shall form a 
congregation for the erection of a church, on said tract, and the 50 
acres to be used for the support of the minister, except all rights of 
mines thereon, which shall be retained by my children. To my 3 
children, i.e., Maria, (wife of Alexander P. Waldron) Rebecca, (wife 
of Rev. Jeremiah Romejni) and Johannes Hardenbergh, the re- 
mainder of lot No. 19 of the Hardenbergh Patent; also remainder of 
estate after my wife's decease, to be equally divided between them. 
To daughter, Maria, negro wench named, Susannah, and 20 of my 
sermons. Daughter, Rebecca, 20 sermons and books from library. 
Son, Johannes, remainder of library, writing desk and manuscripts; 
also negro boy, Moses, his riding mare, his bad, furniture, etc.; and 
£50 for finishing his studies. Executors — wife, Rachel, son Johan- 
nes Hardenbergh, and Roelof Jacobripe. Witnesses — Philip Dey, 
Richard Neafie, Daniel Woordin. 

1791, Oct. 1. Codicil. To daughter, Maria, (wife of Alexander 
P. Waldron) £51.11, as an equivalent of dowry I have given my 
daughter, Rebecca, and in addition to dowry already given daughter, 
Maria. Witnesses — Philip Dey, Richard Neafie. Proved Dec. 7, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 535; File 2096B. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 251 

1793, May 10. Mershon, Andrew, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Fransinah, use of real and remainder 
of movable estate, while widow. Real and personal estate to be 
sold 1 year after wife's decease. Oldest son, Henry, £130. Grand 
children (children of son Cornelius), £100; to be paid as he sees fit. 
Children of son Nathaniel, £100; paid in such proportion as he thinks 
fit. Son, Timothy, £100. Oldest daughters, Sarah Slack and 
Rebekah Hart, each £40. Daughter, Catharine Hendrickson, £85. 
Grandson, Aaron Mershon, £15. Grandson, Nathaniel Mershon 
Phillips, £5, when 21. Residue to above legatees in proportion to 
their bequests. Executors — wife, Fransinah, and grandson, Andrew 
Reeder and Stephen Titus. Witnesses — George Merselis, Sarah 
Phillips, Neille McGill. Proved July 22, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 297. 

1793, June 29. Inventory, £187.5.9; made by John Hunt and 
Phillips Hart. File 1643J. 

1792, Jan. 8. Mershon, Benjamin, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife Abigail, all household goods, 2 cows, 1 horse 
and riding chair, a negro girl. Eve, and child, and profits of farm 
and woodland during her widowhood. Negro girl and child to be 
free after decease of wife, and rest of estate sold. Monies from 
sale of estate to be divided between my brother's and sister's 
children, as follows: Richard Hart (son of Elijah), £50; Andrew 
Mershon (son of Timothy), £100; Benjamin Mershon (son of 
Timothy), £10; Joab Mershon, £20; Sarah and Janney Mershon, 
(daughters of Henry), £10 each; Benjamin Hart, (son of Phillips), 
£10; Elijah Hendrickson (son of Nicholas), £6; and the Trustees 
of Pennington Congregation, £5. Lot of woodland adjoining Joseph 
Titus and land by schoolhouse to be sold to pay debts. Negro boy, 
Bill, to be free when 21. Brother, Henry Mershon, the residue. 
Executors — Stephen Titus and Andrew Reeder. Witnesses — Elijah 
Hart, Nicholas Hendrickson and John Vannoy. Proved Jan. 23, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 194. 

1792, Jan. 13. Inventory, £238.9.1; made by Elijah Hart and 
John Vannoy. 

1801, May 27. Account by both Executors. File 1615J. 

1791, Sept. 8. Mershon, Isaac, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Martha, £100, in lieu of her dower, to be paid in 
5 years with interest; also a bed, and choice of any part of moveable 
estate as against the £100, and to have the refusal of house next 
adjoining at a reasonable rent during term she continues my widow. 
Rest and residue of real and personal to be equally divided between 
my brothers, Andrew Mershon (for use of his daughter, Silly 
Mershon, payable when she is 18), Titus Mershon, Benjamin 
Mershon and Joab Mershon, and my sister, Anna Mershon, after 10 
years, or should my widow remarry; nevertheless, should wife prove 
in her pregnancy to have a child or children, then such to be heir 
of residue when of age. Lands to be farmed out until th^e elapse 
of time for said division. Executors — Waters Smith and Elias 
Phillips. Witnesses — Israel Smith, Andrew Mershon, Robert Opdike. 
Proved Oct. 7, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 338. 

1795, Mar. 23. Account of Elias Phillips, Acting Executor. 

File 156'5J. 

1795, Feb. 5. Mershon, Isaac, Jr., of Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Son of Isaac Mershon, of said Co., dec'd. On petition of Thomas 



252 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Tindall and Martha, his wife, late Martha Mershon, widow of Isaac 
Mershon; the said ward being a son of said Martha ard of whom 
she was pregnant at the time of the death of her late husband, arid 
entitled to the real estate of the said Isaac Mershon, dec'd, by 
virtue of his last will. Guardian — Thomas Tindall. Fellowbonds- 
man — Joseph Jones; both of Trenton Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 170; File 1734J. 

1791, June 4. Mershon, Thomas, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— William Mershon and James Mershon. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Mershon; all of said Co, Lib. 32, p. 465. 

1791, June 13. Inventory, £177.0.4; made by Matthew Rue and 
Richard Scott. File 7847-7850L. 

1780, Oct. 25. Meyers, Cornelius, of Orange Town, Orange Co. 
N. Y., yeoman; will of. Sister, Ann, wife of Stoflfel Bell, V4. part of 
real. To nephew, Frederick Terry, (son of sister, Margaret, dec'd), 
Vi. Nephew, Gysbert Bogert, (one of the sons of sister, Catherine, 
dec'd), %. Niece, Mary, (daughter of sister, Elizabeth, dec'd.) V2 
of the remaining Vi. To children of nephew, Johannes Van Dyck, 
the other, % of remaining % ; they being infants under age, are to 
have that portion of real along lands of Daniel Herring from road to 
western boundary of farm. Sister, Ann, 1 cow, heifer, and all 
grain. Negro man, Tom, to be supported. Residue of personal to 
be divided between above (legatees) in same manner as real. Ex- 
ecutrix — sister, Ann Bell. Witnesses — Richard Howard, Abraham 
Blauvelt, John Herring. Proved at Hackensack, Bergen, Co., Oct. 
7, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 146. 

1793, Nov. 22. Ann Bell, the Executrix being since dec'd; 
administration was granted to Hendrick Bell. Adm'r — Hendrick 
Bell. Fellowbondsman — John D. Herring; both of Orange Co., New 
York State. File 2307-2311B. 

1793, Mar. 29. Michel, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — William Montgomery. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan 
Rhea; both of Freehold, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 255; File 6913-6914M. 

1794. Jan. 8. Mick, Borick, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, remainder of estate. Sons, Charles and 
William, £300 lent to John Richards, dec'd, on interest, with all 
interest due to be divided between them when of age. Daughters, 
Sarah and Elizabeth Mick, Jacob Cooper's note with interest due 
to be divided between them. Executors — wife, Mary, John Thomp- 
son and Michael Mick. Witnesses — John Fisher, Thomas Dobson 
and William McEldowney. Proved Feb. 12, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 467. 

1794, Jan. 29. Inventory, £73.11.0; made by Gibson Ashecraft 
and Simon Lucas. 

1795, Jan. 8. Additional Inventory, £689.12.5; made by Abraham 
Hewlings, Sr. and John DeCou. File 11533C. 

1795, Aug. 3. Mickel, Daniel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use of real and personal, while widow; should 
she marry, then Vs ; and the other % to nearest relation (unnamed). 
Executors — wife, Mary, and Joseph Ogden. Witnesses — Isaac Bishop, 
Amos Fithian and Jabesh Smith. Proved Sept. 22, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 101; File 1080F. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 253 

1791, June 6. Mickle, Isaac, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, household goods she brought with her, 1 light 
wagon, horse, cow and £30; also profits of house and lot where 
William Hood lives, while widow. Nephew, Joseph Mickle, 100 
acres adjoining his plantation which father purchased of John 
Eastlack, Nephews, Joseph and Isaac Mickle, all cedar swamps; also 
books, to be divided between them. Niece, Elizabeth Carter 
(widow of John Carter), £20. Niece, Hannah Siddon, £20. Niece, 
Elizabeth Davidson, £10, Niece, Sarah Cooper, £1000, or, to her 
children, when of age, in case of her decease. Nephew, Joseph 
Mickle, the residue. Executor — nephew, Joseph Mickle. Witnesses 
— Reuben Burrough, Rachel Nixon and James Sloan. Proved Dec. 
10, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 282. 

1795, Jan. 20. Inventory, £5,378.4.; made by Samuel Kenard 
and Thomas Redman. File 1964H. 

1795, April 15. Middleton, Jacob, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Valentine Reynolds. Fellowbondsman — James 
Miller; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 306. 

1795, April 10. Inventory, £74,16.9% ; made by James Miller and 
William Ford. File 1965H. 

1793, Oct. 25. Middleton, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Sarah Middleton and Edward Gibbs. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Kennard; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 100. 

1793, Oct. 22. Inventory, £1,280.12.4; made by Samuel Kennard 
and Thomas Githens. File 1864H. 

1793, Dec. 16, Middleton, Joseph and Jacob, of Gloucester Co. 
Wards. Sons of John Middleton, of said Co., deceased; being infants 
under 14. On petition of Sarah Middleton that a Guardian be 
appointed. Guardians — Sarah Middleton and Edward Gibbs. Fellow- 
bondsman— Hezekiah Hopkins. Lib. 33, p. 103; File 1866H. 

1794, Mar. 22. Middleton, Samuel and Sarah, of Gloucester Co. 
Wards. Children of John Middleton, of said Co.; dec'd. Said 
wards being out of the Wardship of their Guardian in Soccage, 
make choice of Edward Gibbs and Sarah Middleton Guardians. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas Redman; all of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 83; File 1900H. 

1794, Oct. 18. Miligan, James, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
David Kelly and Margaret Miligan. Fellowbondsman — John King; 
all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 448. 

1794, Oct. 21. Inventory, £171.2.11; made by Thomas Arrow- 
smith and Christopher Van Nordstrand. File 944R. 

1795, Aug. 18. Miller, Charles, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Philips and Joshua Stokes. Fellowbonds- 
man — Samuel Phillips; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 2'53. 

1795. Ausr. 17. Inventory, £750.0.10; made by Samuel Phillips 
and Job Collins. File 11613C. 

1795, Jan 21. Miller, Eleazer, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Hezekiah Stites Woodruff. Fellowbondsman — Clement 
Wood; both of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 96. 



254 NEW JERSEY POSTrREVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Jan. 21. Hannah Miller (widow of said Eleazer Miller), 
James Miller (father of said dec'd) and Isaac Miller, Jr., Ichabod 
Miller, Enoch Miller and Samuel Miller (brothers of said dec'd) ; all 
renounce their right and title to administer said estate. 

File 885N. 

1792, April 10. Miller, Elizabeth, of the City and County of 
Burlington; will of. Daughter, Hannah, £5. Granddaughters, 
Elizabeth Grubb, Hannah Grubb, Lydia Grubb, Deborah Grubb, 
Sarah Grubb and Edith Grubb (children of daughter Sarah Grubb), 
£70 each, when they respectively are 21. Grandsons, Joseph Grubb 
and Robert Grubb, £5 each, when 21. Daughter, Sarah Grubb, the 
residue. Executors — ^friends, John Cox, Jr. and Daniel Smith, Jr., 
of Burlington. Proved Mar. 9, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 238. 

1795, Mar. 13. Inventory, £732.10.7; made by Andrew Craig 
and Joseph Wetherill. File 11614C. 

1791, Feb. 4. Miller, Ephraim, Sr., of Somerset Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, 2 cows, 6 sheep and 1 mare, and such household 
goods as necessary for her comfort and convenience in bringing up 
the children; also use of the 30 acres bequeathed to son, Ephraim, 
until he is 21; also during her life, the use of 2 best rooms of 
dwelling house and £9 yearly, to be paid by sons, Eliphalet, Conkling 
and Meeker. Sons, Eliphalet and Conkling, 100 acres, purchased 
of John Dunham, adjoining Benjamin Cory and John Smally; 
Eliphalet to have the eastern half; Conkling, the western half, when 
21. Son, Ephraim, 30 acres of land whereon I now live, adjoining 
William Sayre, eastward, James Smalley, southerly, and northerly on 
Passaic River, with all buildings, when 21. Son, Meeker, £100, to 
be paid by sons Eliphalet, Conkling and Ephraim, each £33.6.8, 
when he is 21. Daughter, Elizabeth, all furniture left by her 
mother at her death, when 18. Daughters, Sabra, Hannah and 
Abigail, £10 each; Sabra to be paid by Eliphalet when 18; Abigail 
to be paid by Ephraim when 21. Tract of land (13 acres) in Scotch 
Plains, bounded west by James Tucker, north and east by William 
Miller, and south by Noah Miller; to be sold. Executors to be the 
Guardians of children. Executors — friends, Moses Miller, and 
Capt. Benjamin Cory, and wife, Hannah. Witnesses — Aaron Ball, 
Joseph Thompson, John Woodruff. Proved Feb. 25,1791. 

Lib. 35, p. 2. 

1791, Feb. 25. Inventory, £67.7.12; made by James Smalley and 
Aaron Ball. File 885R. 

1792, Sept. 28. Miller, Hannah, of Bernard Town, Somerset Co., 
widow of Ephraim Miller. Int. Adm'r — Moses Miller. Fellow- 
bondsman — David Smalley; both of said place and Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 99. 

1792, Sept. 26. Renunciation by David Conklin, father of said 

Hannah Miller, dec'd, wherein he recommends Moses Miller as Adm'r. 

1792, Sept. 27. Inventory, £77.3.0; made by John Smalley and 
David Smalley. File 902R. 

1793, Dec. 17. Miller, John, Sr., of Essex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, John, home plantation and % of meadow lying at Connecticut 
Farms in a place called Wades, son, Samuel, lot of salt meadow 
which testator's father, Samuel Miller, gave him in Elizabethtown 
Great Meadow and rights in undivided lands in the Elizabethtown 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 255 

purchase, % of meadow at Connecticut Farms; also 1/7 of personaL 
Daughters, Mary Crane and Ruth Crane, each % of said fresh 
meadow and 1/7 of personal. Grandsons, Stephen Miller and 
Jonathan Miller (sons of daughter Sarah, dec'd), % of said mead- 
ow and 1/7 of personal. Daughter, Martha Cory, % of said meadow 
and 1/7 of personal during her life; then to her 3 daughters, i.e., 
Mary Pierson, Nancy Cory and Betsey Cory. Daughter, Abigail 
Hinds, Vs of said meadow and 1/7 of personal, during her life, then 
to her children, i.e., David Hinds, Abner Hinds, Joseph Hinds, 
Benjamin Hinds, Patty Terril, Lydia Hinds and Ruth Hinds (the 3 
daughters to have her 1/7 of personal). Grandsons, John and Samuel 
Maxwell (who have plantation adjoining said meadow), their sister, 
Ruth Ross and the children of their brother, Isaac Maxwell, dec'd, 
Va of said meadow and 1/7 of personal; provided they allow right of 
passage through their plantation to said meadow. Executors — son, 
John Miller, friend Captain Benjamin Cory and grandson, Abner 
Miller. Witnesses — Eliakim Cory, Jacob Williams and William 
Coles. Proved Jan. 29, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 19. 

1795, Jan. 7. Inventory, £1438.0.6; made by Robart Clark and 
Enoch Williams. File 8366-8378<J. 

1795, July 23. Miller, Marsh, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — ^Jesse 
Clark. Fellowbondsmen — Edw. Clark and Abram Clark. Wit- 
nesses — Mary Miller and Charles Scudder. Lib. 33, p. 501 

1795, July 14. Renunciation by Betsey Miller (the widow) ; 
recomending Jesse Clark, an uncle of said Marsh Miller, as Adm'r. 
Witness — Clark Miller. 

1795, July 6. Inventory, £65.15.0; made by Daniel Roberson 
and Aaron Miller. File 8380-8387G. 

1794, Sept. 20. Miller, Samuel, Sr., of Springfield Twsp., Essex 
Co.; will of. Daughters, Rachel Pangburn (wife of Samuel Pang- 
burn), Phebe Johnson (wife of Samuel Johnson), Ruth Williams 
(wife of Samuel Williams), and Amy Miller, each £5. Son, Lewis, 
£5. Son, John, £10. Daughter, Hannah Woolly (wife of Isaac 
Woolly), £7. Son, Elias, £100, when 21, if he remains in service 
of son, Samuel until of age; should he die before of age, same to 
son, Samuel. Son, Samuel, remainder and residue. Executor — 
son, Samuel. Witnesses — Michael Meeker, Joseph Halsey, 3rd, 
David Day, Jr. Proved Nov. 5, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 366; File 8022-8023G. 

1791, Dec. 26. Mills, Jedediah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Richard Shaw. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Higgins; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — David Hughes and Lettey Ewing. Lib. 32, p. 303. 

1791, Dec. 27. Inventory, £142.14.10; made by Abraham Bennett 
and Spicer Learning. File '557E. 

1790, Nov. 5. Mills, Mary, of Essex Co., widow of the Rev. 
William Mills, dec'd; will of. Daughters, Mary and Hannah, wearing 
apparel and household furniture. Testatrix's share in a copper 
mine at Pequoa Mountain, the Minisink, Pennsylvania (left her by 
her father), to be divided between all her children (unnamed). Re^ 
sidue of real and personal to be divided into 12 parts; sons, each 
1/12 part; daughter, Mary, 3/12 part and daughter Hannah, 5/12 
part. Executors — brother, Thomas Reading of New Jersey, and 
daughters, Hanna and Mary. Witnesses — Hannah Smith, Hanna 



256 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Boudinot, Elias Boudinot. Proved Aug. 18, 1794. Attested to by 
Mary Halsted and Hannah Mills as Executors. 

Lib. 33, p. 372; File 8024-8027G. 

1789, Sept. 7. Mills, Richard, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, 1 cow, £35 and use of Va of planta- 
tion. Daughter, Elizabeth Mills, 12 acres northeast corner of 
plantation joining land of James Randolph and Benjamin Mints and 
4 acres at northeast corner joining land of Jacob Hall and Daniel 
Smalley. Son, Richard, remainder of plantation, swamp on Mud- 
dyrun and marsh on Cohansey Creek; also, wagon, ploughs and 
harrows. Daughters, Lydia Stockton, Abigail Ayars and Rachel 
McFerson, remainder of personal. Executors — wife, Elizabeth and 
son Richard Mills. Witnesses — George Burgin, John Burgin and 
Daniel Smalley. Proved Aug. 12, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 98; File 1081F. 

1795, Mar. 20. Mills, William, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Jeremiah Mills and William Mills. Fellowbondsman — Smith William; 
all of said Co. 

1795, Mar. 19, Inventory, £283.18.10; made by Andrew Hetfield 
and Noah Clark. Lib. 33, p. 501; File 8388-8397G. 

1794, May 8. Milvan, John, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Milvan, £40. Sons, William and James, rents and profits 
of lands until of age; then an equal division of real estate and 
residue. Executor — friend, James Morgan. Witnesses — Josiah 
Burlew, William Burlew. Proved May 27, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 616. 

1794, May 17. (1) Inventory, £50.15.2; made by Joshua Warne 
and Josiah Burlew. (2) Inventory, £59.18.2, made by same. 

File 8373-8380L. 

1793, Sept. 21. Minnier, Jacob, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, 2 milk cows, and 2 cows; her house- 
hold furniture and provisions, and possession of place while my 
widow. Son, John, home plantation; he attending to above provisions 
for his mother. Daughters, Catharina (wife of John Mackey) and 
Elizabeth, each £150 and Va of live stock, after wife's decease. Ex- 
ecutors — son, John, and son-in-law, John Mackey. Witnesses — 
Valentine Metz, John White, Michael Greyor. Proved Oct. 16, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 332; File 568S. 

1794, Nov. 21. Minton, William, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Minton, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Andrew 
Swayze, of Independence, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 179; File 606S. 

1795, April 17. Mintun, Lemuel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Mintun. Fellowbondsman — Nathan Mintun; both of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 96. 

1795, April 11. Inventory, £104.6.6; made by Joseph Johanson 
(Johnson) and Henry Vail. File 886N. 

1791, Oct. 14. Mishner [Michner; Mickner; Mixner], John, of 

Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph Mixner. Fellowbondsman — 
John Hutchinson; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 215. 

1790, May 31. Inventory, £65.17.7; made by John Hutchinson 
and Michael Wolf. FUe 1782H. 

1793, Jan. 20. Mitchel, John, of Morris Co.; will of. Real and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 257 

personal property to be sold and proceeds divided into 12 parts or 
shares. Eldest grandson, John Mitchel, 2/12 parts. Next eldest 
grandson, Mitchel Baldwin, 2/12 parts. Next eldest grandson, Jere- 
miah Mitchel, 3/12 parts. Youngest grandson, Daniel Baldwin, 2/12 
parts. Eldest granddaughter, Hyla Mitchell, 1/12 part. Youngest 
granddaughter, Margaret Baldwin, 2/12 parts. John Woodruff to be 
paid £10, when 21. Grandchildren all under age and their respective 
shares to be paid them as each comes of age. Executors — friends, 
Hiram Smith, Esq., and Phinehas Farrand. Witnesses — Ebenezer 
Farrand, John Cobb, Isaac Mitchel. Proved Feb. 11, 1793. 

Lib 33 t) 322 

1793, Feb. 8. Inventory, £139.10.8; made by John Cobb and 

Benjamin Smith. File 826N. 

1795, Oct. 26. Mitchell, Nathaniel, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Mitchell. Fellowbondsmen — David Westfall and 
Samuel Potter; all of said place. Lib. 36, p. 134. 

179'5, Oct. 17. Inventory, £60.16.; made by David Westfall and 
Solomon Middah [Meddough]. File 638S. 

1791, July 23. Mizener, Lawrence, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, remainder of estate after just debts are paid. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, and Daniel Cook, Esq. Witnesses — Daniel 
Owen, Henry Cook and David Co. Proved Nov. 19, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 76. 

. Inventory, £379.13.4; made by Jacob Thompson and 

Daniel Babbit. File 887N. 

1792, Aug. 15. Molleson, Gilbert, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ruth, £200; horse and riding chair, 2 beds and 
linens; also use of real and personal until son Elias, is 21. Son 
Daniel, mare and colt, my watch and £300. Son, Benjamin, 2 cows, 
my gun and £320. Son, Joseph, large bible and £300. Son, Elias, 
my cane, silver clasps and £300. Daughters, Mercy and Ruth, each 
£150. Sister, Sarah Molleson, to be supported. Youngest sons, 
(Joseph and Elias), to be put to trades. Legacies paid after son 
Elias, is 21, and real and personal sold. Residue, divided between 
children. Executors — brothers-in-law, Joseph Blackford and Jeremiah 
Jeffrey; both of Somerset Co. Witnesses — Daniel Miller, Jepthah 
Runyon, and John Runyon. Proved Sept. 11, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 265; File 8075-8078L. 

1795, Mar. 9. Moore, Bathsheba, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— James Coleman, of Bucks Co., Penna. Fellowbondsman — George 
Anderson, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co. Lib. 36, p. 168. 

1795, Mar. 9. Inventory, £127,8.; made by Peter Gordon and 
George Anderson. File 1723J. 

1793, Aug. 6. Moore, Enoch, of Elizabeth Town — Rahway, Essex 
Co.; will of. Mother, Grace Moore, use of 2 rooms, with privileges 
of house and garden. Wife, Elizabeth, income of real and personal 
estate with residue of personal, while my widow. Daughters, 
Rebecca Botherton and Anne Moore, home place after wife's mar- 
riage or decease. Grandson, Enoch Moore Shotwell, (son of daugh- 
ter Catherine), 15 acre lot purchased of David Shotwell, and 
£60.13.4, after wife's marriage or decease; if then, 21, Executors — 
friends, Andrew Elston, of Woodbridge, weaver, and Samuel Marsh, 



258 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

of Bridge Town, carpenter. Witnesses — John Moore, Samuel Marsh 
and Joseph DCamp. Proved Sept. 17, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 173; File 7720-7723G. 
1773, Jan. 11. Moore, Joseph, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, all that she brought with her and 
£100, to be paid by son, Ely, 1 year after my decease, and to have a 
home with him while my widow. Son, Ely, homestead plantation, 
which is bounded by lands of Henry Woolsey, Samuel Moore and 
Benjamin Moore. Son, Moses, plantation purchased of Cornelius 
Ringo. Son, Ephraim, tract and piece of land purchased of Neheniiah 
Howell and that purchased of Peter Covenhoven. Daughter, Eliz- 
abeth, £300, to be paid by my 3 sons, each £100, when she is 18. 
(Sons, Moses and Ephraim, not of age.) Residue of personal to be 
divided equally between the 3 sons. Executors — ^wife, Mary, and 
son, Ely Moore. Witnesses — Samuel Moore, Alex Biles, Jr., Josiah 
Ellis. Proved Dec. 2, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 340; File r566J. 

1793, Feb. 22. Moore, Joseph, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Real and personal property to be sold. Sister, Mary 
DeCamp, £20. Son, Samuel, £60. Sons, John and Benjamin, each 
£50. Daughters, Huldah and Anna Moore, each £50 and one feather 
bed and one chest. Daughter, Miranda Moore, £10, one feather bed 
and chest. Children — Sarah King, Huldah, Anna and Samuel 
Moore, Rachel Head, John and Benjamin Moore, Hannah Cary and 
Miranda Moore, the residue divided between them. Executors — 
friends Henry Clifton, Samuel Kester and Robert Emley of King- 
wood. Witnesses — Isaac Hill, John Hogland, Abraham Hogeland. 
Proved Nov. 8, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 287. 

1793, Nov. 4. Inventory, £248.13.11; made by Roger Bowman 
and Robt Burgess. 

1797, Feb. 10. Account by Henry Clifton and Robert Emley. 

File 1644J. 

1795, Feb. 3. Moore, Mary, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Daughter, 
Mary Cannon, use of home place of 3 acres between lands of Mr. 
Clayton and Mr. Pidgeon, during her life; also household furniture 
and 2 steers. Granddaughter, Grace Cannon, a bed. Granddaughter, 
Mary Cane, use of home place after the decease of Mary Cannon; 
then said place to her daughter, Mary Cane. Son-in-law, William 
Birthless, use of house and land whereon he lives, during his life; 
them to his children after his decease. To servant, Edmund Herring, 
the black heifer. Witnesses — William Baker, John Rickey and Oke 
Hendrickson. Proved Oct. 31, 1795 Lib. 36, p. 166. 

1795, Nov. 2. No executor having been named in will. Adm'r — 
C. T. A. — Joseph Bond. Fellowbondsman — Charles Axford; both of 
Trenton, said Co. File 1724J. 

1785, Jan. 21. Moore, Moses, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, use of V3 of real and personal estate while widow. 
Son, Joel, remainder of real. Daughter, Mary, £5. Daughter, 
Sarah, the log house now in building with 10 acres west of apple 
orchard; also remainder of movable estate. Executors — wife, Mary, 
and son, Joel. Witnesses — Fithian Stratton, Josiah Parvin and 
Holmes Parvin. Proved Dec. 4, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 99; File 1083F. 

1791, Jan. 24. Moore, Nathaniel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; 
carpenter, will of. Wife, Barsheba, my cow and all household goods 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 259 

in lieu of her dower; also money from sale of moveable estate. House 
and lot to be sold and bond on same held by Joseph Brittain paid 
off, and remainder converted to a mortgage on same, the annual 
interest paid to my wife for the bringing up of my children. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah, ^i of the principal, when 21 or day of her marriage. Son, 
David, the other half of principal, when 21. Son, Edward Engleton 
Moore, the said principal in case both David and Sarah die before 
21; or if one die his or her share to the survivor. Executors- 
brother, Gershon Moore, and brother-in-law, David Coleman. Wit- 
nesses — Edward Engleton, Geo. Holcombe, Eben'r Cowell, Jr. Proved 
May 2, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 368. 

1792, May 2. Inventory, £44.17.0; made by Mahlon Reed and 
George Holcomb. File 1567J. 

1791, Aug. 4. Moore, Patience, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co., widow of Joseph Moore, dec'd; will of. Daughter, Patience 
Waney, all wearing apparel. Son, Cyrus, bond held against him, 
and residue of real and personal. Executor — son, Cyrus Moor. 
Witnesses — Mary Sharp, Chalkley Rakestraw and William Woolman. 
Proved May 7, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 548. 

1795, Mar. 6. Inventory, £156.1.3; made by John Moore and 
Bethuel Moore. File 11615C. 

1791, Dec. 28. Moore, Peter, Sr., of Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Eldest son, Henry, 1 crown for birthright. Sons, Jacob, Joseph and 
Peter, 12 acres of woodland adjoining lands of Joseph Boss, William 
Acker and Daniel Moor. Sons, Jacob and Peter, all live stock, 
wagons and gears. Sons, Isaac and Samuel, each a horse. Youngest 
daughters, Susanna and Mary (wife of Isaac Larue), each a cow, 
4 sheep and sundry pewter. Sons Jacob and Peter to live on home 
plantation for 3 years, and if they are inclined to keep it, they are 
to be charged with its value; otherwise it is to be sold. Monies from 
the sale of movables and sale or valuation of land to be divided 
into shares; sons, Henry, Jacob, Joseph, Peter, Isaac and Samuel, 
each 2 shares; daughters, Ann, Susanna and Mary, each one share. 
Executors — sons, Henry, Jacob and Peter Moore. Witnesses — 
John Covenhoven, Andrew Trone, John Lambert. Proved May 1, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 206. 

1792, April 20. Inventory, £461.6.0; made by John Lambert and 
Samuel Corle. 

1796, Sept. 23. Account by Henry and Peter Moore; shows 
balance of personal estate of £203.17.3 to be distributed agreeably 
to the will. File 1616J. 

1795, May 28. Moore, Samuel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Enoch Conger, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Philip Morris; both of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 961. 

1795, May 28. Inventory, £69.6.9; made by Philip Morris and 
Abraham Day. File 888N. 

1781, Dec. 21. Moore, Thomas, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Esther, negro girl during her widowhood; after wife 
has done with her, said girl to return to Philip, John, Elizabeth and 
Mersey Moore, each an equal share. Son, Gershon, £10. Sons, 
Philip and John, plantation and movable estate; Philip, 2 shares to 
John's one. Executors — ^wife, Esther, and sons, Philip and John 



260 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Moore. Witnesses — Nathan Moore, Philip Roberts, Benjamin Slack. 
Proved Mar. 28, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 296; File 1645J. 

1792, Sept. 15. Moore, Thomas, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son 
of Samuel Moore, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — ^John Moore. 
Fellowbondsman — John Cooper; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 408; File 11456C. 

1794, Oct. 14. Moore, William, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Henry Moore [signs, Henry Mare]. Fellowbonds- 
man — Rolph Marsh; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 536. 

1794, Apr. 1. Inventory, £100.15.8; made by William Martin and 
Rolph Marsh. File 8367-8372L. 

1792, Mar. 1. Moores, Daniel, Sr., of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, furniture mentioned in a deed of gift, dated 
Mar. 1, 1791. Eldest son, Daniel B., my ancient dwelling house 
with part of lands and meadows lying on west side of Passaic Creek 
and east of road from Woodbridge to Rahway River; also land by 
deed, from uncle Robert Moores, between Christopher Marsh's and 
Isaac Thorn's land; also V2 of land held in right in common in Wood- 
bridge, obtained from brothers, Mathew and Philip Moores; also, all 
farming utensils, 1 yoke of oxen, V2 of sheep and % of movable 
estate; also negro man, Jef, and negro girl, Phillis. Should son 
Daniel die without issue; eldest son, of son James, to have same, 
when 18; should James' son die before 18, then grandsons, Daniel 
Clark, Daniel Moores Cutter, and granddaughter, Abigail Johnson, 
(daughter of son James) ; the same divided between them. Should 
son Brittens, die without issue, son James, to have his lands. Son, 
James, my new dwelling house and other half of lands and movables; 
also negro boy. Levy, and black girl, Hannah. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Clerk [Clark], what she has already had; V2 of household furniture 
and V3 of linens, during her life; same at her decease, to grand- 
daughter, Fanna Harrison. Son-in-law, Campyon Cutter, all certi- 
ficates and indentures drawing interest (in trust) ; he to pay daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Clerk, the V2 interest during her life, and V2 of the 
certificates, at her decease, to grandson, Daniel Clerk; the other V2 
interest to daughter, Franke Cutter, and the other V2 of certificates, 
at her decease, to grandson, Daniel Moores Cutter. Grandson, 
Daniel Clerk, negro girl, Darkis. Daughter, Franke Cutter, what 
she has already had; 'V2 of household furniture and Va of linens. 
Grandson, John M. Cutter, and granddaughter, Agness B. Cutter, 
each a cow and calf. Executors — sons, Daniel and James, and son- 
in-law, Campyon Cutter. Witnesses — Jonathan Coddington, Asa 
Morris, David Coddington. Proved May 8, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 284. 

1792, May 8, Inventory, £1,430.2.3; made by James Paton and 
Robert Moores. File 8079-8082L. 

1791, June 18. Morehouse, David, (Jr.) of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— David Morehouse. Fellowbondsman — Benj. Morehouse; both of 
said Co. Lib. 32, p. 509. 

1791, June 21. Inventory, £78.19.3; made by Ezra Baldwin and 
John Drew. File 7316-7321G. 

1795, Oct. 15. Morehouse, David, Sr., of Springfield Twsp., Essex 
Co., gentleman; will of. Son, Benjamin, house I now live in and 
40 acres of land. Son, Isaac, 30 acres and house where he lives. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 261 

Son, Stephen, house where widow of son, David, now lives, remainder 
of home farm and 5-acre lot in the Beaver pond adjoining Esra 
Baldwin. Son, Daniel, house at Short Hills, where son, Benjamin, 
now lives, land south of the road and 12-acre lot in the Beaver pond 
adjoining lands of Thomas Gardner, dec'd. Son, Jarnes, lot of land 
at New Providence adjoining land already given him. Daughter, 
Susannah Muchmore, £10. Daughter, Abigail Morehouse, £10. 
Daughter, Mary Morehouse, £6. Grandsons, David, John and Esra 
Morehouse (sons of daughter, Abigail), £50, to be divided between 
them when 21, Grandchildren (children of son, David dec'd), i.e., 
Susanna, Abba, Isaac, Winants, David, Wade, Moses and Peggy 
Morehouse each 20 shillings, and to Sally Trembley Morehouse, £4; 
the boys when 21, and the girls when 18. Executors — sons, Benj- 
amin and Isaac. Witnesses — John Baly, Stephen Morehouse, David 
Littell. Proved Dec. 16, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 483. 

1795, Dec. 14. Inventory, £350.19.0; made by Ezra Baldwin and 
David Littell. File 8398-8405G. 

1786, July 3. Morehouse, John, Sr., of Newark Twsp., Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Deborah, 1 cow, 1 horse and side saddle, all pewter 
and use of house and lands while widow. Son, Abraham, V2 of 
home plantation. Son, John, other half of plantation. Daughter, 
Mary, £40, when 18. Executors — wife, Deborah and Walter Smith. 
Guardian of sons — Walter Smith. Witnesses — Phebe Morehouse, 
Benjamin Morehouse and Benjamin Lyon. Proved Feb, 7, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 209. 

1786, Aug. 29. Inventory, £87.8.3; made by Nathaniel Taylor 
and Benjamin Lyon. 

1789, July 23, Renunciation by Deborah Morehouse. Witness — 
Matthias Parcel. File 7724-7733G. 

1776, Nov. 23. Morgan, Andrew, Sr,, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Asher, bond under date of 13 June, 1768, for £250. 
Son, William, plantation he now lives on. Sons, Benjamin and 
Andrew, plantation on which I now live; Benjamin the east part; 
Andrew, the west part; also all residue of moveable estate. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah, £180, to be paid by son Benjamin 1 year after my 
decease. Daughter, Dorothy, £135, to be paid by son, Benjamin, 
in 3 years. Daughter, Mary, £100, to be paid £50 by Benjamin, and 
£50 by son, Andrew. Daughter, Elizabeth, £150, to be paid by son, 
Andrew, 1 year after my decease. Son, Andrew, also to pay £60 to 
my daughter, Dorothy, 1 year after my decease. Executors — sons, 
William, Andrew and Benjamin. Witnesses — Wm. Bryant, Ezekiel 
Anderson and Joseph Anderson. Proved Sept. 17, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 326; File r568J. 

1794, Oct, 14. Morgan, George, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, use of real and personal estate until 
youngest son comes of age; after which time real and personal 
property to be sold and equally divided between wife and the 
children (unnamed). Executors — wife, Sarah, and brother, Jonathan 
Morgan, Witnesses — Moses Hewett, Mary Leonard and Judah 
Heritage. Proved Feb. 20, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 293. 

1795, Feb. 20. Inventory, £1466.17.6; made by Judah Heritage 
and Ephraim Cheesman. File 1966H. 

1794, Apr. 7. Morgan, Samuel, of Monmouth Co, Int. Adm'r — 



262 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Cornelius Van Horn. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius Covenhoven, Jr.; 

both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 424. 

1794, Apr. 14. Inventory, £198.6.11; made by Garret Schenck 

and Benjamin Van Mater. File 7079-7084M. 

1794, Mar. 31. Morrell, Abraham, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, all property to enable her to bring up the 
children; after her decease, same to be divided between surviving 
children (unnamed). Executors — father, Jonathan Morrell and 
brother Thomas Morrell. Witnesses — Aaron Lane, Elias Sayne, 
Waters Burrows. Proved Apr. 21, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 363; File 8028-8029G. 

1795, June 3. Morris, Gyrene, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
John Morris, of Woodbridge, dec'd, being out of the wardship of 
his Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Thomas Goodfellow. 
Guardian — Thomas Goodfellow. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Heath; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 203; File 8655-8658L. 

1791, Apr. 30. Morris, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Nathan Sutton. Fellowbondsman — John Knott; both 
of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 410. 

1791, Apr. 3. Inventory, £7.12.6; made by John Johnston and 
John Knott. File 6'559-6562M. 

1793, Oct. 28. Morris, Margaret, of Middlesex Co. Ward. 
Daughter of John Morris, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward makes 
choice of Joseph Freeman, Jr., as her Guardian, Guardian — Joseph 
Freeman, Jr. Fellowbondsman — John Bloodgood; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 232; File 8239-8242L. 

1792, May 23. Morris, Samuel, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Morris. Fellowbondsman — Ichabod Spencer; both 
of said place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 169. 

1792, May 19. Inventory, £42.10.6; made by John Decker and 
Silvenes Southworth. File 535S. 

1791, Apr. 18. Morrison, William, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— James Morrison and Ezekiel Davison. Fellowbondsman — William 
Forman; all of said Co. Witnesses — Rachel and Thos. Henderson. 

Lib. 32, p. 414. 

1791, Mar. 11. Inventory, £260.13.6, made by William Forman 
and John A. Scudder. File 6563-6568M. 

1792, Dec. 26. Morrison, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph McCully. Fellowbondsman — ^John McCollum; 
both of said place. Lib. 34, p. 245; File 1617J. 

1793, Jan. 16. Morrow, James, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — ^Jane Morrow, the widow, and Daniel Symmes. Fellow- 
bondsmen — William Perine, farmer and John Holmes, merchant; 
all of same place and Co. Lib. 33, p. 343. 

1793, Jan. 16. Inventory, £66.1.9; made by William Perine and 
Henry Hover. File 570S. 

1794, Dec. 28. Morton, William, Sr., of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Deborah, sufficient household goods to keep 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 263 

house and use of part of home plantation bequeathed son, Joseph, 
during her life. Son, John, plantation bought of Thomas Woolley, 
adjoining the one he now dwells on. Son, William, plantation 
whereon he now dwells (except 10 acres of woodland bought of 
Demon); also 2 acres of sedge meadow over Deep Creek, and IVi 
acres of sedge above Britten Mount's. Son, Herbert, the 2 planta- 
tions at the Beaver Dams, formerly belonging to Preston. Son, 
Joseph, home plantation and 10 acres of woodland bought of Demon, 
next to his brother, William, to Jeffery's line; all after the decease 
of his mother; also piece of sedge called the Point above Adam 
Woolley's line. Son, Timothy, small place near the Beaver Dams, 
purchased of Archer; also £100. Daughter, Margaret Morton, £40. 
Daughter, Hannah Potter, 2 cattle and 6 sheep. Remainder of 
movable estate to be divided between the 7 daughters, i.e., Deborah 
Longstreet, Eastor Woolley, Ann Githings, Elizabeth Allen, Lydia 
Longstreet, Hannah Potter and Margaret Morton. Executors — sons, 
John and Joseph, and Adam Woolley. Witnesses — David Curtis, 
Sr., John Johnston, Benjamin Jackson. Proved Feb. 11, 1795. 

1795, Jan. 22. Inventory, £2313.1.10; Benjamin Jackson, Thomas 
Tilton and John Johnston. Lib. 33, p. '503; File 7281-7284M. 

1794, June 18. Mounce, John, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Ann Mounce. Fellowbondsman — William Wood; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 81. 

1794, June 16. Inventory, £196.11.9; made by Samuel Tomkin 
and William Wood. File 1901H. 

1784, May 28. Mount, Elizabeth, of Upper Freehold Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Son, Samuel, a bed, desk and 6 chairs; 
(other furniture having already been disposed of to children). 
Four sons, Samuel, Thomas, Aaron and Ezekiel, the residue (consist- 
ing of Loan Office Certificates), to be divided between them. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, Samuel Forman and Ezekiel Forman. Witnesses — 
Peter Covenhoven, Jacob Hendrickson and Phineas Tilton. Proved 
Jan. 27, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 319; File 6739-6740M. 

[Elizabeth Seabrook, b. 1711; d. Mar. 16, 1791; m 1st, Ezekiel 
Forman, m. 2nd Richard Mount who d. in 1777. Above sons of 
Elizabeth Mount, were all children by her 1st husband Ezekiel 
Forman — Compiler's Note.] 

1793, Apr. 4. Mount, William, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Real and personal property to be sold. Children — 
sons, Joseph, Matthias and John, each 1 share, William and Asael 
Chandler, each 2 shares; and daughters, Sarah and Lydia, each 1 
share of proceeds. Executors — friends, John Polhemus and Obediah 
Tilton. Witnesses — Jacob Fleming, James Fleming and Joseph 
Throckmorton. Proved Apr. 17, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 252. 

1793, Apr. 15. Inventory, £35.16.; made by Aaron Van Mater 
and Jacob Fleming. File 6915-6918M. 

1792, July 17. Muir, Anaunah, of Morristown, Morris Co. Ward. 
Son of David Muir, of said Co., dec'd.; makes choice of Mary Muir 
as his Guardian. Guardian — Mary Muir. Fellowbondsman — William 
Campfield, both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 145; File 799N. 

1792, Mar. 6. Muir, David, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 



264 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Adm'r — William Campfield. Fellowbondsman — Jabaz Campfield; 
both of said Co. Witnesses — Zebedee Potter and Zebulon Sutton. 

Lib. 34, p. 114. 

1792, Feb. 29. Renunciation of Mary Muir, the widow. 

1792, Feb. 27. Inventory, £188.7.2, made by Michael Pearce and 
Jephthah Wade. File 798N. 

1795, April 4. Muirhead, Andrew, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — John Muirhead and George Muirhead. Fellowbonds- 
man — Nathaniel Hart; all of Hopewell Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 168. 
1794, Nov. 27. Inventory, £1352.18.6, including 19'5 acres of 
land valued @ £1200.; made by James Willson and Daniel Howell. 

File 1725J. 

1791, Aug. 29. Mulford, Jeremiah, Sr., of Newark Twsp., Essex 
Co.; will of. Son, Jeremiah, bible and £30. Son, Benjamin, blue 
coat and vest which he is to keep for his son Daniel. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Mulford, bed and £30. Grandchildren, James 
Campbell, Hannah Campbell, Lidiah Campbell and Patience Camp- 
bell, each £5. Grandchildren, Thomas Mulford and Serepta Mulford, 
legacy remaining due from will of father. Cash legacies to be paid 
from bond held against son Jeremiah. Executors — son Jeremiah 
Mulford and friend David Littell, Esq. Witnesses — Phebe Mulford 
and Jane Clark. Proved May 19, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 18; File 8406-8409G. 

1792, June 8. Mulford, Jonathan, of the Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co. Wife, Deborah, her right of dowry, with choice of bed, 
horse, saddle and bridle, and best cow. Son, David, 18 acres of 
land adjoining Cornelius Mulford and Stites Scudder, and the use 
of it to support him through his apprenticeship. Sons, Daniel and 
Levi, home plantation, joining east, by land of Joseph Crane, dec'd, 
north by Passaic river, west by John Bedell, dec'd., and south by 
Isaac Crane; to be equally divided between them, and if one or the 
other should die before 21, his part to the survivor. Daughters, 
Betsey and Mary, each, £40, when 18, or when they marry. Residue 
of movables to be divided between my 3 sons and 2 daughter. Ex- 
ecutors — friend, Nathaniel Littel, and brother, Cornelius Mulford. 
Witnesses — Matthias Parson, David Valentine, Stephanas Clark. 
Proved Dec. 17, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 70. 

1792, Dec. 14. Inventory, £323.9.6; made by Benjamin Pettit 
and Thomas Osborn. File 7536-7543G. 

1792, June 21. Mulford, Dr. Jonathan, of Wantage, Sussex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Mary Mulford, the widow, and Nathaniel Kimber. 
Fellowbondsman — ^John Decker; all of said place and Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 170. 

1792, May 28. Inventory, £142.7.9; made by John Decker and 
Frederic Delano. File 536S. 

1794, Oct. 8. Munday, Cloason, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £50 as her right of dower; also, 2 
horses, 2 cows, 2 hogs, sheep, household furniture and 15 acres I 
had of my father adjoining brother, Ephraim, together with the 
place; all to assist her in bringing up the children while my widow. 
Remainder of movables to be sold. Division of estate to be made 
when son, Elias, is 21; the sons to have 2 shares each, and daugh- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 266 

ters one share each, (Children not named.) Executors — wife, Eliz- 
abeth, brother, Lewis Mundy, and friend, Joseph F. Randolph. Wit- 
nesses — John Campbell, Henry Campbell, Ephraim Mundy. Proved 
Oct. 24, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 522. 

1794, Oct. 20. Inventory, £218.19.8; made by Ellis Ayers and 
John Campbell. File 8361-8366L. 

1791, Mar. 12. Munday, Thomas, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, all household goods, 2 cows and 
calves, 6 sheep and 1 hog, and the use of my plantation for the 
bringing up my 2 sons, James and John, until 14. Sons, James and 
John, plantation whereon I now live, held by a deed from my father, 
John Munday, when they are 21. Executors — wife, Mary, and 
brother, Martin Munday, of Woodbridge Twsp., said Co. Witnesses 
— Nath'l Martin, Sarah Munday, Robert Ross, Jr. Proved Apr. 23, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 433. 

1791, Apr. 21. Inventory, £158.19.6, made by Edward Griffith 
and Robert Ross, Jr. File 7851-7858L. 

. Mundy, Thomas, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 

Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, goods she brought with her and £50 
in lieu of her right of dower. Daughters, Elizabeth Merrit and 
Sarah Mundy, articles lent each of them to keep house with. Son, 
Ezekiel, V2 of uplands, including buildings; also, V2 of woodland, 
salt meadows and personal. Daughter, Elizabeth Merrit, 10 acres off 
north end of plantation adjoining her husband, Shubal Merritt, and 
Vz of residue of real and personal. Daughter, Sarah Mundy, the 
other V2 of residue of real and personal. Executor — Melanthon 
Freeman. Witnesses — Zebulon Ayers, Abraham Mundy, Asher 
Mundy. Proved Oct. 21, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 520. 

1794, Oct. 24. Inventory, £457.1.11; further appraisement made 
July 16, 1796, shows total of £586.5. 10; made by Joseph Randolph 
and John Arnold. File 8353-8360L. 

1794, Jan. 15. Munn, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaac 
Munn. Fellowbondsman — Matthias Dod; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 394; File 8030-8033G. 

1790, Oct. 18. Murphy, Henry, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Martha, one horse and saddle, one cow, all pewter, 
and her choice of provisions; also profits of place until son John is 
21. Son, John, wearing apparel, 1 chest, and all lands. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Griffee, £5. Wife, Martha, and daughters, Sarah and 
Rebecca, remainder of movable estate, divided between them. Ex- 
ecutor — kinsman, Samuel Burden. Witnesses — Abraham Farrow, 
Thomas Peterson, Joseph Burden. Proved Jan. 19, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 452. 

1791, Dec. 14. Inventory, £100.18.10; made by Joseph Burden 
and Joseph Crispin. File 1982Q. 

1793, Feb. 5. Mushbach, John, of Walpack, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Savilla Mushbach, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Elias 
Teeter, of Knowlton, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 343. 

1793, Feb. 4. Inventory, £98.4.7; made by Elias Teeter and 
Garret Broadhead, Jr. File 569S. 

1793, July 4. Nayfie [Neafie] John, of Acquacknack Twsp., Essex 



266 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Co.; will of. Son, Richard, house and lot and V2 of personal. Son, 
Garret, the other V2 of personal. Daughter, Sarah (wife of David 
Dey), £200; Vz to be paid by each son. Executors — the 2 sons, 
Garret and Richard. Witnesses — John D. Dey, Henry Vanness, 
Richard Dey. Proved Jan. 14, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 362; File 8034-8037G. 

1795, Dec. 26. Neil, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Neil. Fellowbondsmen — Robert Newell and James Miller; 
all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 297; File 1967H. 

1792, Aug. 28. Nevill, Mary, of the City of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co., widow of Samuel Nevill, dec'd; will of. To Ann 
Frances Lupp (daughter of Henry Lupp), negro girl named Luck. 
To Sarah Vickers and Mary Vickers (daughters of Thomas Leonard 
Vickers, dec'd), money due and owing from estate of said Thomas 
L. Vickers, when 19. To sister, Sarah Vickers (wife of Joseph 
Vickers), interest from principal of the estate of said Thomas L. 
Vickers, during her life, and after her decease unto Lucia Vickers 
(daughter of said Joseph Vickers) until Sarah and Mary Vickers 
are of age. To Mary Lupp (wife of Henry Lupp) and Lucia Vickers, 
an equal share of the residue of real and personal, interest therefrom 
being paid to sister, Sarah Vickers, during her life. Executors — 
brother-in-law, Joseph Vickers and friend, Henry Lupp. Witnesses 
— Moses Scott, Charles Smith and Peter Keenon. Proved Dec. 23, 
1795. Lib. 35, p. 187; File 8659-8664L. 

1790, July 27. Nevius, Petrus, Sr., of Middlebush, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife (name not given), possession of plantations 
while widow; should she marry, interest of £200 for life. Son, 
Petrus, 8-day clock (for birth-right) ; also V2 (southerly side) of 
home plantation (225a), and V2 of wood lot in the Great Swamp, 
Middlesex Co. (10a.); he paying £150. Son, Martines, plantation 
whereon he lives (157a.). Son, David, other V2 of home plantation 
and V2 of said wood lot; he paying £200. Sons, Petrus, Martines 
and David, and grand children, Petrus and Johannes Bogart, 1,000 
acres in Penryn Twsp., Gloucester Co. New York, and 1,000 acres 
in Cain Tucke, Jefferson Co., Virginia, to be divided between them 
(sons, each ^/4 ; grandchildren, i/4 part). Personal to be sold. 
Grandsons, Petrus and Johannes Bogart, each £200, when 21. 
Residue divided between the 3 sons. Executors — sons, Petrus; 
Martines and David. Witnesses — Jaques Voorheese, Jacques 
Voorheese, Jr., Peter Stryker. Proved Feb. 3, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 426. 

1794, Jan. 7. Inventory, £1,243.14.10; including 4 negroes, made 
by John Stryker, Roeloff Voorheese and Samuel Gulick. (Signs, 
Peter P. Nevius). File 947R. 

1795, Sept. 11. Newbold, Samuel, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Plantation, known by the name of Miller's and 2 
surveys made by grandfather, Michael Newbold (one 19 acres, the 
other '5 acres in Mansfield Twsp., adjoining said Miller's) ; also cedar 
swamps and pine lands (excepting cedar swamp on north branch 
of Mount Misery pond) ; all to be sold. Wife, Mary, £1000 from 
proceeds of said sale and £50 yearly while widow; also 3 beds and 
bedding, 1 mahogany tea table, 2 dining tables, table linens, 2 
looking glasses, 6 large silver spoons, 9 small ones, a set of China, 
1 dozen pewter plates, V2 dozen dishes, 2 iron pots, 2 brass kettles 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 267 

and % dozen Windsor chairs; also use of 2 rooms in house, while 
widow. To cousin, Rachel Newbold, £50. To friend, Thomas Burgis, 
£50. Daughter, Martha, remainder of real and personal, and clock, 
when 18. Should daughter, Martha, die without issue before of 
age, nephew, John Newbold Offley, to have home plantation, which 
grandfather, Michael Newbold, purchased of Daniel Bacon; also Vi 
of cedar swamps on north branch of Mount Misery Pond; provide 
he pays his sisters, Rachel and Mary Offley, £100 each, and to my 
sister, Rachel Newbold's daughters, i.e., Ann Lydia and Sarah New- 
bold, £100 each, when he is 21. To nephew, John Newbold Reeve 
(should daughter die before of age), plantation my father purchased 
of Thomas Haines, Jr. and plantation testator purchased of John 
Haines, together with other half of cedar swamp on north branch 
of Mount Misery Pond; provided he pays his sister, Martha Reeve, 
£100, when he is 21. Executors — cousins, William Newbold and 
Caleb Newbold. Witnesses — Samuel Pancoast, Thomas Newbold, 
James Pancoast and Cleayton Newbold. Proved Nov. 26, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 223. 
1796, Jan. 13. Inventory, £1402.12.10; made by Cleayton New- 
bold, Thomas Newbold and Peter Ellis. File 11616C. 



1793, July 9. Newbold, William, Sr., of Chesterfield Twsp., (late 
of Springfield Twsp.), Burlington Co.; will of. Sons, Barzillai and 
William, home plantation; also right in tract of land in Hanover 
Twsp., held in common with Stacy Biddle, divided between them, 
they paying as follows; son, Charles, £1,500; daughter Edith Lawrie 
(wife of Joseph Lawrie), £750; and daughter, Susannah Newbold, 
£750. Son, Thomas, plantation in Springfield whereon Job White- 
house now dwells; (he paying my son, John, £1,'500, and daugh- 
ter, Susannah, £50, and to my ward, Lydia Williams, £150 when 18) ; 
also my rights and share to and in the Barnegat or Long Beach, 
Monmouth Co. The 5 sons, i.e., Barzillai, Thomas, Charles, Wil- 
liam and John, my shares and rights of Propriety; also rights in 
land at Squan, called the Salt Works tract held in common with 
Cleayton Newbold, and residue of other lands in Monmouth and 
Burlington Counties; also each one share of residue of personal. 
Son-in-law, Joseph Lawrie, right and share in cedar swamp on Wad- 
ing River held in common with Samuel Hough. To Abel Peterson 
and Acha Peterson (son and daughter of Abraham Peterson), 200 
acres of Proprietary Rights, to be located in the neighborhood of 
Shourd's Mill branch, when of age; should both die before of age, 
same to Abraham Peterson and Hannah Peterson his wife, during 
their life; after which same is to be sold and proceeds divided be- 
tween my 7 children. Son, Charles, to sell all lands in Bedford Co., 
Pennsylvania; proceeds to go to my estate. Daughter, Susannah, 2 
beds, bedding, 2 chests of drawers, one bureau, dining table, tea 
table, 6 silver tea spoons marked W. N. and 6 silver table spoons 
marked W. N. ; also 1 share of personal. Daughter, Edith Lawrie, 6 
silver table spoons in her possession and 5 silver tea spoons marked 
S.S. and a pewter dish (a present from Mary Noble). To boy, Will- 
iam Man Warren, £10 when 21. Negro girl, Cloe, £10 and to be set 
free; 3 negro men, also to be set free. Deed to be given Isaac Potts 
for the Oswago Mills, sold to him with my co-partner, Samuel Hough. 
Executors — sons, Barzillai, Thomas and William. Witnesses — Sam- 
uel Ivins, John Warren, John Lawrence. Proved Feb. 4, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 476; File 11554C. 



268 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1793, July 27, Newbury, Stephen, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, use of land and tenements during 
her life. Eldest son, Seth, (after wife's decease), all land; also, 1 
yoke of oxen, wagon, plow and carpenter's tools. Son, William, 1 
bed. Eldest daughter, Hannah Newman, 10 shillings, and goods lent 
her. Residue divided between son William, Rachel Bennet, Jamime 
Newbury and wife Mary. Executors — son, Seth Newbury, and friend 
James Bell. Witnesses — John White, Jacob White, Joel Wooley, 
Proved Dec. 20, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 241. 

1793, Oct. 19. Inventory, £74.11; made by Samuel Longstreet 
and John White, Jr. File 6919-6928M, 

1792, Sept. 15. Newcomb, Joseph, of Downs Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Abigail, goods she brought with her. Son, Baze, 
part of home plantation on west side of road to Benjamin Chard's 
line. Son, Eathan, other part of plantation on east side of road. 
Son, David, plantation where he now lives; also 15 acres of marsh 
lying below Thomas Blizard's in Turkey Point. Son, Joseph, 64 acres 
adjoining John Barton's land. Daughters, Elizabeth Brown and 
Sarah Westcott, 10 shillings each. Sons, David, Eathan and Joseph, 
movable estate divided between them. Executor — son, Baze [Bayse] 
Newcomb. Witnesses — Silas Sheppard, Jonathan Shaw and Henry 
Shaw. Proved Aug. 16, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 129. 

1793, Aug. 14. Inventory, £126.10.6; made by Norton Lawrence 
and James Ogden. File 1047F. 

1787, June 3. Newcomb, Pleasant, of Cumberland Co., widow; 
will of. Daughter, Grace Page, 5 shillings. Sons, Butler and David 
Newcomb, a tract of land purchased of Nathan Newcomb. Personal 
estate to be equally divided between, Nathan Newcomb, Butler, 
David and Elizabeth Newcomb. (Relationship not stated.) Ex- 
ecutor — son, Butler Newcomb. Witnesses — Uriah Long, Constant 
Long, Eunice Long. Proved Apr. 8, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 280. 

1791, Mar. 11. Inventory, £184.3.4; made by Jonadah Sheppard 
and William Young. File 102 IF. 

1785, Oct. 9. Newell, Dr. James, of Allentown, Upper Freehold 
Twsp., Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of house and 
lot, stock and negroes, during her life; also use of land adjoining 
Alexander Montgomery for support of children until youngest is of 
age. Son, Elisha, stock of medicine, books and instruments and a 
negro boy; also house and lot in Allentown after wife's decease; he 
paying his brother, John, £50. Son, John, £200 and a negro boy, 
when 21. Son, Robert, £200, when 21. Daughters, Peggy Hay and 
Mary Grandine, each £200. Daughters, Elizabeth and Nancy, each 
a negro girl and £200 a piece, when they marry. Rest of real and 
personal estate to be sold and proceeds of wife's estate, all to be 
divided between children after wife's decease. Executors — wife, 
Elizabeth, and son, Elisha, and friend, Elisha Lawrence, Jr. "Wit- 
nesses — Robert Montgomery, Samuel Covenhoven and Edward 
Taylor, Jr. 

1791, Feb. 15. Codicil. Son, Elisha, to have land purchased 
from Nathan Robins. Witnesses — none. Proved Mar. 21, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 384. 

1791, Mar. 18. Inventory, £3,922.6.3; made by Peter Covenhoven 
and Henry Harper. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 269 

1799, Aug. 15. Elizabeth Newell having died before taking upon 
herself the execution of said will; and Elisha Newell and Elisha 
Lawrence Jr., the other two executors, having since died intestate 
leaving said estate only partly administered. Adm'r — D. B. N. — 
Robert Montgomery. Fellowbondsmen — Burnet Montgomery and 
Walter Van Skyver [Van Sciver] ; all of said Co. Lib. 38, p. 322. 

1799, Oct. 16. Inventory of estate left unadministered, £762.15.0; 
made by James Bruere and James H. Imlav. 

File 6569-6547M, 8123-8128M. 

1792, Aug. 8. Newell, John, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
Adam Newell, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Henry Waggoner 
as his Guardian. Guardian — Henry Waggoner. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Kar; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 317; File 8083-8086L. 

1794, Jan. 29. Newell, John L., of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Elisha Newell. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Hendrickson; both of Upper 
Freehold Twsp., said Co. Lib. 33, p. 423; File 7085-7086M. 

1791, Oct. 15. Newell, Peter, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
William Housel and Joseph Hankinson. Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Carkhuff; all of Reading Town, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 377. 

1791, Oct. 10. Inventory, £328.13.5, made by John Davis and 
Henry Carkhuff. 

1792, Oct. 15. Account by the Adm'rs. File r569J. 

1795, Jan. 31. Newman, Emanuel, of Hardyston Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, household furniture, 12 sheep, 2 cows and 
all grain; also part of plantation on south side of road up the 
mountain past the schoolhouse where John Wood lives and on the 
Meeting house near Captain Thomas Hill, to ditch of the lands of 
Robert Ogden; also £80. To niece, Ann Wade (wife of Samuel 
Wade), £50. Remainder of real and personal to be sold. Nephews, 
Joseph, Jeremiah and John Newman (sons of brother John) each 1/9 
part of residue. Nephews and nieces, Emanuel, David, Jane, James, 
John and Elizabeth Newman (children of brother David), each 1/9 
part of residue. Executors — Evi Adams and Robert Ogden. Wit- 
nesses — Andrew Linn, Thomas Ridgway and Alexander McLearning. 
Proved Nov. 4, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 117; File 641S. 

1795, May 4. Newton, Isaac, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Robert C. Schenck. Fellowbondsman — Ellis Hughes; both of said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 189. 

1796, May, 7. Inventory, £24.13.2; made by Ellis Hughes and 
Jacob Eldredge. File 628E. 

1792, Jan. 24. Newton, John, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, % of real and personal during her life; also use of other 
% until children are of age; also, horse, wagon and harness, 2 yoke 
of oxen and 3 negro slaves, while my widow. Should child wife is 
carrying (unborn) be a boy, he is to have home plantation with 
plantation Henry Stevens lives on, when of age; if child is a girl, 
the land to be equally divided with other daughter. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Newton, plantation in Cumberland Co.; also all personal 
should unborn child be a boy; % of personal if a girl. Should 
children die before of age, estate to wife. Executrix — wife, Hannah. 



270 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Witnesses — Eleazar Hand, David Hughes, Judith Hand, Rachel 
Hughes. Proved Aug. 20, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 106. 

1797, July 31. Int. Hannah Hand, the Executrix, being dec'd. 
Adm'r — Eleazar Hand. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Hughes and Jacob 
Hughes; all of said Co. File 609E. 

1787, Aug. 9. Nicholson, Hannah, of Salem, Salem Co., widow; 
will of. Son, Abel Nicholson, 5 shillings, as he has been provided 
for by his father's last will. Son, Darkin, all that plantation where- 
on he now lives, and 8 acres of woodland off the place where David 
Hacket formerly lived adjoining the woodland of Thomas Clement. 
Remainder of the David Hacket plantation in Elsinburnoy [Elsinboro] 
Twsp., to be divided equally between my 4 daughters, i.e., Elizabeth 
Hacket, Ruth Willson, Hannah and Gail Nicholson, and they are also 
to have the Tilbury Marshes. To 2 youngest daughters, Hannah and 
Gail, £20 each. To daughter, Ruth Willson, £10. Residue of 
personal estate to the 4 daughters. Executors — William Wilson 
and Thomas Clement. Witnesses — Thos. Goodwin, Samuel Chester, 
John Mclntire. Proved Jan. 15, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 236. 

1791, Jan. 6. Inventory, £208.17.10; made by John Walker and 
Thomas Thompson. File 198'5Q. 

1794, July 24. Nicholson, Mark, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, Joseph, all real and personal. Executors — Joseph Sloan, Able 
Nicholson and son, Joseph Nicholson. Witnesses — ^James Risley, 
Ann Lightfoot, Bateman Lloyd. Proved Aug. 8, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 92; File 2109Q. 

1794, June 28. Nicholson, Samuel, Sr., of Elsenborough Twsp., 
Salem Co. ; will of. Son, Samuel, plantation in Mannington Twsp. 
whereon he now lives, plantation in Elsenborough Twsp., in the 
tenure of William Carpenter (excepting 50 acres occupied by 
Thomas Folwell and John Craft and a house in the tenure of Isaac 
Fox), and 15 acres of wild marsh purchased of Jedediah and David 
Allen; also Vs of personal. Grandson, Joshua Thompson, house and 
lot where Isaac Fox lives, 8 acres of swamp out of home plantation 
adjoining lands of William Abbott and John James, and 12 acres 
of wild marsh on Alloways Creek; also £100. Grandson, Samuel 
Thompson, remainder of home plantation with island and wild 
marsh on Alloways Creek, 18 acres in the Town marsh, 50 acres ad- 
joining plantation on which William Carpenter lives and remainder 
of wild marsh purchased of Jedediah and David Allen; all in trust 
during his life, then to his 2 eldest sons and if without male issue, 
them to be equally divided between his daughters (grandson, Joshua 
Thompson, to act as his Trustee and Guardian until said Samuel is 
of age). Granddaughter, Sarah Ware and her husband Jacob Ware, 
Vs of personal and % of plantation in Penns Neck whereon they 
now live, during their lives, then to their son, David Ware; they to 
pay to granddaughter, Grace Ware's son, John Ware (son of Job 
Ware), £200 into hands of Job Ware, until great grandson, John 
Ware, is of age. To granddaughter, Rachel Thompson, Vs of Penns 
Neck plantation, during her life, then to her heirs; also Va of residue 
of personal. To the Monthly Meeting at Salem, £50. To Hannah 
Acton and Sarah Hall (daughters of William Hall) and Mary Hall 
(daughter of John Hall), my large looking glass, silver tankard, 
silver porringer, 2 silver table and 4 silver tea spoons, 1 silver pepper 
box and tea tongs (which glass and plate were their grandmother's), 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 271 

to be divided between them. To Hannah "Wills, 1 bed with furnish- 
ings, looking glass, and 1 silver cream pot and tea tongs. Executors 
— son, Samuel and grandson, Joshua. Witnesses — Joseph Hall, 
James Dorrell and Thomas Clement. Proved Sept. 15, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 326; File 2111Q. 

1791, Feb. 9. Nickleson, John, of Cape May Co., will of. Wife 
Armela, use of the plantation (bought of Joseph Hays), while she 
remains my widow, and the right to cut and sell the wood from 
my Haige place, and whiteoak swamp tract, in order to provide for 
the child with whom she is pregnant. To posthumous child (whether 
male or female), % of the plantation bought of Joseph Hays in the 
Lower precinct, joining lands of Elisha Hand and others. To my 
acknowledged son, James Nickleson, born of the body of Katharine 
Carty, the other % of said plantation. Should the expected child 
die, or should my son, James, die, either without issue, the living 
survivor to have the whole of said land; but if both die without 
heirs, my daughter, Sarah Buck shall have it. Son, James, one 
moiety of the White Oak Swamp in the Middle Precinct, bought of 
Elihu Smith; daughter, Sarah Buck, the other Vz part. To expected 
child, a piece of land at Absecon, Gloucester Co. Son, James, and 
daughter, Sarah Buck, a meadow near Goshen Creek, bought of 
Aaron Eldridge. Plantation in the Middle Precinct bought of 
Benjamin Taylor, and the house on land formerly David Schillinger's, 
to be sold. Residue of moveables to wife. Executor — friend, John 
Stiles, of the Lower Precinct. Witnesses — Richard Edmunds, Thomas 
Bancrofts, Jeremiah Eldridge. Proved Mar. 31, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 283. 

1791, Mar. 31. Renunciation by John Stiles as executor; also 
renunciation by Armela Nickleson, the widow. 

1791, Mar. 31. Bond of Charles Allen, as Adm'r, with will 
annexed. Fellowbondsman — Ellis Hughes; both of said Co. 

1792, May 22. Inventory, £49.13.6; made by Elisha Hand and 
George Taylor. File '558E. 

1794, May 26. Nicolaus, Stephen, of Hope, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Anna, use and management of estate, while widow 
and with consent of the Congregation's Direction; should daughter, 
Johanna, be put in possession of house, wife, to have interest of 
£300, for life. Daughter, Johanna, whole estate after wife's de- 
cease; and Adolph Hartman, her Guardian, until 18. Executors — 
wife Anna, and friend, Adolph Hartman. Witnesses — Frederick 
Limback and David Tompler. Proved Dec. 22, 1795 

Lib. 36, p. 116. 

1795, Nov. 24. Inventory, £470.1.8; made by Daniel Houser and 
Frederick Bloom. File 642S. 

1795, Dec. 28. Nixon, Francis, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Aaron Stark, of Roxbury, Morris Co. Fellowbondsmen — 
Richard Sutton, of same place and Christian Case, of Newton, said 
Co. Lib. 36, p. 136. 

. Inventory, £24.14.0; made by Simeon Dickerson 

and Jonathan Dickerson. File 643S. 

1795, Apr. 1. Noe, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Susannah 
Noe. Fellowbondsman — Abram Noe; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 501. 



272 NEV/ JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Mar. 21. Inventory, £84.10.3; made by Joseph Baldwin 
and Robert Gould. File 8410-8417G. 

1793, Oct. 15. Noe, Marsh, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Isaac Freeman. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Hassert; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 230. 

. Renunciation by Ann Noe, asking that Isaac Free- 
man be appointed Adm'r. 

1793, Oct. 16. Inventory, £30.0.; made by James Compton and 
Norris Thorp. File 8243-8248L. 

1791, Mar. 14. Noe, Nathaniel, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
Daniel Noe, of said Co., dec'd; he makes choice of Jeremiah Clark- 
son as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — John Freeman ; both of 
Woodbridge, said Co. Lib. 32, p. 467; File 77'53-7756L. 

1792, Dec. 5. Oake, Abraham, of the Eastern Precinct, Somerset 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Charity Oake and John Bray. Fellowbondsman 
— John R. Vooi'hees; all of same place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 101. 

1792, Dec. 11. Inventory, £91.1.6, made by John Voorhees and 
James Voorhees. File 903R. 

1790, Dec. 1. Ogden, Mary, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; will of. 
To daughters, Frances Edwards, Anne Barber and Polly Cousine 
Ogden, all personal. To my 2 grandsons, David Woster Ogden and 
Aaron Norton Ogden, % of real estate to be divided between them. 
Daughters, Frances Edwards, Anne Barber and Polly Ogden, equal 
shares of the other % of real. Executrix — daughters — Frances, 
Anne and Polly. Witnesses — Susannah Stewart, Rebecca Halsted, 
Caleb Halsted, Jr. Proved July 15, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 483; File 7334-7335G. 
1792, May 9. Ogden, Benjamin, of Knowlton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, use of real and personal until children are of age, 
when estate is to be sold; wife %. Children (not named); sons, 2 
shares of residue and daughters, each 1 share. Executors — wife 
Hannah, and brothers, Isaac Reed and Abraham Lanterman. Wit- 
nesses — John Ogden, Sarah Reed and James Bishop. Proved Feb. 18, 
1795. Lib. 36, p. 124. 

1794, Sept. 6. Inventory, £205.8.1; made by Benjamin Shackleton 
and Abraham Beschour. File 644S. 

1791, Dec. 15. Ogden, John, Jr., of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
John Ogden, of Elizabethtown, said Co., deceased. Said ward being 
out of Wardship of Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Enos 
Woodruff of Elizabethtown, said Co. as his guardian. 

Lib. 32, p. 513; File 7322-7325G. 

1791, June 3. Ogden, Jonathan, of the Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Andrew Willson and Jotham Wade. 
Fellowbondsman — James Carpenter; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. '506. 

1791, June 3. Renunciation by Rebeckah Ogden, the widow. 

1791, June 4. Inventory, £29.9.10; made by James Carpenter 
and Capt. Richard Townley. File 7326-7333G. 

1791, July 30. Ogden, Matthias, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 273 

Hannah Ogden, the widow, and Jonathan Dayton. Fellowbondsman 
—Aaron Ogden; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 506; File 7336-7337G. 

1784, July IS. Ogden, William, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; 
will of. To daughter, Susannah Morehouse, 73 of personal property. 
Daughter, Hannah Burns, other % of personal property. Son Jacob, 
house and lot where I now live, given me by my father, Benjamin 
Ogden, deceased; also piece of salt marsh in Elizabethtown Creek, 
adjoining land formerly belonging to Daniel Price, and he is to 
pay all debts. Executor — son, Jacob Ogden. Witnesses — Mary 
Chetwood, Thomas Price, John Chetwood. Proved May 30, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 475; File 7340-7343G. 

1793, Mar. 16. Olden, David, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Thomas Olden, Jr., and David Olden. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Marselis; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 232. 

1792, Dec. 1. Inventory, £596.7.3; made by Joseph Homor and 
Isaac Anderson. File 8249-8252L. 

1793, Oct. 21. Olden, John, Sr., of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Beersheba, £6 annually. Son, Daniel, and 
daughter, Sarah Watson, real and personal, to be divided between 
them; they giving security for the yearly payment of £3 each to 
Beersheba. Executors — nephew. Hart Olden, and brother, Thomas 
Olden. Witnesses— John Johnson, Elisha Clarke, John Cheston. 
Proved June 7, 1794. Lib. 34, p. 508. 

1794, June 7. Inventory, £405.17.5; made by Samuel Olden and 
Joseph Olden. File 8349-83'52L. 

1795, May 6. Opdycke, George, Sr., of Kingwood Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co. Int. Adm'rs — Zeruiah Opdycke and Luther Opdycke, 
Fellowbondsman — Ambrose Barcroft; all of said place. 

Lib. 36, p. 168. 

1795, April 15. Inventory, £567.15.9; made by John Johnson 
and Ambrose Barcroft. 

1799, Feb. 4. Petition of Margaret Warford, Mary Vansickle, 
Rachel Opdycke, George Opdycke, Zervuiah Opdycke and Elizabeth 
Kase; children and heirs of said George Opdycke, dec'd, praying 
for division of lands. 

1799, Feb. 6. Account by Luther Opdycke, Adm'r; total £697.6.9. 

1804, May 1. Petition for division of lands, made by George 
Opdycke, William Bailey and Margaret, his wife, Elijah Opdycke 
and Rachel, his wife, David Vansickle and Mary, his wife, Isaac 
Larue and Sarah, his wife, and Samuel Besson and Zervuiah, his 
wife (children and heirs of said George Opdycke, dec'd) ; said land 
being a farm in Hopewell Twsp., said Co., now in the tenure of 
Samuel Retinhouse [Rittenhouse]. The Court nominates, John 
Hunt, John Carpenter and Henry Baker, to divide the property as 
they live near and are acquainted with same. 

1805, Oct. 24. Petition of George Opdycke, Jr. together with 
Margaret Bailey, Mary Vansickle, Rachel Opdycke, Sophia Person, 
Sarah Larue and Abbe Opdycke (children and heirs-at-law of George 
Opdyke, dec'd). That the said George Opdycke was seized of the 
one equal undivided 1/5 part of certain real estate in Hopewell 
Twsp., said Co., and that Thomas Stevenson, John Woolverton, Abby 
Barnes and Isaac Rittenhouse are each entitled to the one undivided 



274 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1/5 part of said tract of land; that the 1/5 part belonging to tne 
said George Opdycke, dec'd, has descended to the Petitioner and the 
other children as tenants in common, but that by reason of the 
minority of Sarah Larue and Abby Opdycke (2 of the children of 
said George Opdycke, dec'd) no division by agreement can be made 
between the heirs of the said George Opdycke, and the said Thomas 
Stevenson and others. 

1806, July 5. Report of the Commissioners, Henry Baker, John 
P. Hunt and John Carpenter; upon division of said lands, in Hope- 
well with map attached showing; lot No. 1 of 12 acres, to Isaac 
Rittenhouse; lot No. 2 of 13 acres to John Woolverton; lot No. 3 of 
9 acres to heirs of George Opdycke, lot No. 4 of 3 acres to Thomas 
Stevenson and lot No. 5 of 10 acres to Abby Barns; all drawn by 
lottery at the house of John Hunt, Inkeeper, in Pennington. 

1815, April 15. Report of aforesaid Commissioners on the 
division of the lands of George Opdycke, dec'd in Kingwood, Hunter- 
don Co., with map showing the survey; said tract of land being 
bounded by lands of Henry Wanamaker, John Hann, Isaac Kitchen. 
Liewis Stewart, Hugh Magee, Andrew Wood, the widow Strimple, 
Aaron Pettit and Samuel Cowdick. To William Bailey, 4 shares 
including right of 2/11 part of real conveyed to him by Samuel 
Opdycke (son of said George Opdycke, dec'd), 1/11 part conveyed 
by Elizabeth Case (wife of Adam Case, and a daughter of said 
George Opdycke, dec'd) and 1/11 part conveyed to him by 
•George Opdycke, Jr.; in all 192 acres, lot No. 1. To Margaret 
Bailey (daughter of George Opdyke), 1 share; being 1/11 part, or 
34 acres of lot No. 2. To the heirs of John Strimple, dec'd, right 
of 1/11 part, being the other V2 share which descended to George 
Opdycke, Jr. and was conveyed by him to said John Strimple in 
his life time, known as lot No. 3 of 45 acres. To Samuel Opdycke 
Everett, 1/11 part, being the part which descended to Abigail 
Everett (wife of Adam Everett and daughter of George Opdycke, 
dec'd and mother of Samuel Everett) ; the same being lot No. 4 of 
21 acres and lot No. 5 of 10 acres. To George Opdycke, Jr., 4 
shares; in right of 1/11 part which descended to Polly Vansyckle 
(wife of David Vansyckle, formerly Polly Opdycke, daughter of 
George Opdycke, dec'd) and conveyed to him by his sister and her 
husband; also 1/11 part which descended to Rachel Opdycke 
(daughter of George Opdycke, dec'd and wife of Elijah Opdycke) 
conveyed by said Rachel Opdycke and her husband to George 
Opdycke, Jr.; also 1/11 part which descended to Zaruiah Besson 
(wife of Samuel Besson and daughter of George Opdycke, dec'd) 
and 1/11 part which descended to Sarah Larue (wife of Isaac Larue 
and daughter of George Opdycke, dec'd) ; likewise conveyed to him; 
being lots number 6, 7 and 8 of 15, 61 and '56 acres respectively. 

File 1726J. 

[The name written as, "Sophia Person," is no doubt intended for 
Zervuiah Besson. Compiler's Note.] 

1795, Oct. 28. Orr, Alexander, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Orr. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Holmes; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Joshua Crowell and James Thompson. Lib. 36, p. 276. 
1795, Nov. 7. Inventory, £129.14.5; made by Joseph Hays and 
Jeremiah Richardson. File 657E. 

1792, June 5. Orr, James, of Morris Co. Ward. Son of Arthur 
Orr, of said Co., dec'd.; makes choice of Zenus Lindsly as his 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 275 

Guardian. Fellowbondsman — George Tucker; both of Morristown, 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 118; File 795N. 

1795, Oct. 28. Osborn, Barzilla, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Osborn. Fellowbondsmen Joseph Havens and 
Martin Connet; all of said place. Lib. 36, p. 133. 

179'5, Oct. 28. Inventory, £72.16.6; made by Thomas Van Kirk 
and Thomas Hill. File 645S. 

1792, April 28. Osborn, Richard, of Little Eggharbour Twsp., 
Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Thomas, all lands excepting 
a small survey on the Plains, which is to be equally divided between 
son Thomas, Mary Leeds, Abigail Soey, Phebe Willits, Ann Sumert, 
Hannah Pedrick and Job Weaks. Residue of movable estate to be 
divided amongst the above named 5 daughters. Executors — Thomas 
Osborn, Henry Willits and John Gaunt. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Smith, Samuel Gaunt and Jane Gaunt, Proved Feb. 23, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 206. 

1794, Feb. 1. Inventory, £88.2.1; made by Thomas Bellangee and 
James Ridgway. File 11617C. 

1795, Dec. 18. Otto, Frederick, Doctor, of Gloucester Twsp. and 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Felix Fisler. Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin 
Whitall and Joshua Hov/ell; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 298. 

1795, Dec. 29. Inventory, £513.2.6; made by John Smith and 
Isaac B. Dillin. File 1968H. 

1792, Feb. 1. Otto, Jacob, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Bodo Otto, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward being 14 years and up- 
wards, makes petition that Andrew Hunter be appointed his Guar- 
dian. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Hendry; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 446; File 182'5H. 

1792, June 12. Outwater, Jacob, of Bergen Co. Ward. Son of 
Thomas Outwater, of said Co., deceased; makes choice of Peter 
Harring, as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Outwater; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 18; File 2212B. 

1793, Apr. 10. Paige, Sarah, of Cape May Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Thomas Paige, of said Co., dec'd., makes choice of Robert Parsons, 
Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Lemuel Watson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 280; File 593E. 

1794, Nov. 12. Paine, Eleanor, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Matthew Freeman. Fellowbondsman — George Kelly; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 535. 

1794, Nov. 11. Inventory, £18.17.; made by George Kelly and 
John Bloodgood. File 8345-8348L. 

1791, Dec. 27. Palmer, Edmund, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth Palmer and John Robinson, of Oxford Twsp., said Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Elisha Thatcher, of Greenwich Twsp., said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 45. 

1791, Dec. 26. Inventory, £89.1.6, made by Jacob Johnson and 
Elisha Thatcher. File 503S. 

1791, Mar. 17. Pancoast, Thomas, of Piles Grove, Salem Co.; 



276 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

will of. Brothers, Israel and Shadlock Pancoast, each 6 shillings. 
Sister, Hannah Pancoast, my house with 10 acres of land and re- 
sidue. Executrix — Hannah Pancoast. Witnesses — Francis Parvin, 
William Proser and Elizabeth Proser. Proved Aug. 16, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 249. 

1791, Mar. 22. Inventory, £126.12.8; made by William Proser 

and John Barnes. File 1986Q. 

1786, Oct. 31. Parcell, Parker, of Essex Co. (Codicil in con- 
firmation of a will which was not presented). To brothers and 
sisters (not named), each an equal share of my estate. Witnesses — 
Sarah Baldwin, David Baldwin and Anne Miller. Proved Apr. 27, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 470. 

1791, Apr. 27. No Executor being named, administration of 
estate was granted to Remington Parcell, as Adm'r. Fellowbonds- 
man — James Conkling; both of said Co. File 7346-7348G. 

1792, Aug. 14. Parcell, Peter, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Eliakim Littell. Fellowbondsman — ^John Littell, both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 55; File 7544-7545G. 
1795, May 20. Parkes, George, of New Hanover Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Parkes, the widow. Fellowbonds- 
man — Michael Overlin. Lib. 35, p. 2'54; File 11618C. 

1795, May 24. Parker, Azariah, of Bamets Town, Somerset Co. 
Int. Adm'rs— John Worth and Elijah Smith. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Burgle, of Bamets Town, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 541. 

1795, May 26. Inventory, £479.16.5; made by Jonathan Ayers 
and Nathaniel Ayers. File 985R. 

1795, June 11. Parker, John, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
Azariah Parker, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward, being out of the 
Wardship of John Doe, Guardian in Soccage; makes choice of David 
Ayers Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Wm. McEowen; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 542; File 986R. 

1793, Feb. 11. Parker, Peter, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Lydia, my negro woman, who is to be free 
after wife's decease; also, V4, of household furniture and hi of 
residue. Eldest son, John, land bought of Joseph Hulet; he paying 
unto my son, Benjamin, £200. Sons, Joseph and Robert, home 
plantation, and land bought of Michel Wardell, Stephen Wardell and 
Thomas Wardell; also, money in hand, bonds notes, book accounts 
and horses, cattle and farming utensils; all divided between them, 
they paying the other legacies. Son, Benjamin, £300. Daughters, 
Lydia Parker and Abigail Parker, each £300. Negro boy named 
Andrew to serve sons, Joseph and Robert, until 21, when he is to be 
free. Sons, Joseph and Robert, and daughters, Lydia and Abigail, 
each Vi of household furniture and % of residue. Executor — son, 
John, and friend, Timothy Corlies. Witnesses — Pontus Chandler, 
John Slocum, Peter Slocum. Proved Oct. 4, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 244. 

1793, Sept. 2. Inventory, £1,852.10.3; made by George Corlis and 
Pontus Chandler. File 6929-6934M. 

1795, Mar. 3. Parker, TKooias, of Stafford Twsp., Monmouth Co. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 277 

Int. Adm'x — Abigail Parker, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Eli 

Mathis, Jr., of Little Egg Harbour, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 529. 

1795, Feb. 19. Inventory, £133.1.8; made by Eli Mathis, Jr., and 

Jonathan Smith. File 7285-7290M. 

1795, May 23. Parritt, Archibald, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Parritt. Fellowbondsman — George O'Hara; both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 96; File 889N. 

1788, May 26. Parritt, Samuel, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Daughters, Elizabeth, Nancy and Nelly, each 5 shillings. Grand- 
daughters, Susannah and Nelly (daughters of daughter Charity, 
dec'd) and grandchildren, Samuel, Phebe, Sukey, Rebeccah and Polly 
(children of daughter, Rebeccah, dec'd), each 5 shillings. Sons, 
Joseph and Archibald, remainder of real and personal. Executors — 
the 2 sons. Witnesses — Caleb Russell, Thomas Osborn, Jr. and 
James Thomas. Lib. 36, p. 81; File 898N. 

1791, Dec. 29. Parsons, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son 
of John Parsons, of said Co., deceased; makes choice of Jeremiah 
Edmunds as his Guardian. Guardian — Jeremiah Edmunds. Fellow- 
bondsman — Ellis Hughes; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 304; File 5'59E. 

1790, Apr. 12. Parsons, John, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife 
Lovice, use of Vs part of my lands during term of her life; also 
Vs of personal property. Son, Jeremiah Parsons, my wearing 
apparel and all my lands. Daughters, Sarah, Judith and Abigail, 
each Va part of residue of my moveable estate. Wife to have use 
of all land until Jeremiah is 21. Executors — ^wife, Lovice Parsons, 
and friend, Elijah Hughes. Witnesses — James Hughes, Spicer 
Learning, Rachel Kent. Proved Apr. 16, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 292. 

1791, Apr. 12. Inventory, £182.8.2, made by Ebenezer Newton 
and Robert Edmunds. File 560E. 

1791, Oct. 4. Parsons, Thomas, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r— 
Abraham Parsons. Fellowbondsman — Mark Baldwin; both of said 
Co. Lib. 32, p. 215. 

1791, Oct. 3, Inventory, £68.11, made by John Stone and Mark 
Baldwin. File 1784H. 

1795, Mar. 7. Parvin, Jeffery, of Cumberland Co., yeoman; will 
of. Brother-in-law, Jedediah Ogden, sole guardian of children, i.e., 
Salley, David and Abigal Whitecor, until 21. Estate — real and per- 
sonal. Son, David, V2 of estate, when of age. The 2 daughters, the 
other % of estate, when of age. Executors — brother, Josiah Parvin 
and brother-in-law, Jedediah Ogden. Witnesses — Uriah Long, Theo- 
philus Parvin and Reuhana Blisard. Proved April 11, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 104; File 1083F. 

1793, Oct. 19. Paterson, John, of Independence, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Samuel Lundy, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Anderson, of Newton, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 340. 

1793, Nov. 5. Inventory, £143.12.8; made by Samuel Wilson and 
Joseph Drake. File 57 IS. 

1792, Feb. 25. Patterson, John, Sr., of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Deborah, lands, goods and chatties during her 



278 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

life. Sons, Asa and John, home place, divided between them after 
wife's decease; each paying £50. (The lot for which son John has a 
deed to be appraised with rest of the place.) Sons, Robert and James, 
place on which son Asa lives, divided between them; son Robert pay- 
ing £3'5; son James, his part clear. Daughters, Lydie Morris, De- 
borah Bennet, Mary Lewis and Hester Patterson, movable estate di- 
vided between them after wife's decease. Executors — James Morris 
and David Lewis. Witnesses — Henderick Bennet, William Bennet, 
Benajah Harvey. Proved Aug. 20, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 248. 

1793, Aug. 17. Inventory, £139.9.9; made by Thos. Willett and 
Charles Gordon. File 6935-6940M. 

1793, June 15. Patterson, Robert, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, remainder of personal property, lot of land 
purchased of John Young, 4 acres of woodland joining lands of Sam- 
uel Thomson and John Nealy, and a part of lot purchased of Doctor 
James Stratton; also rents of rest of lands until Elizabeth Martin is 
17, and Robert Fauver is 21, she paying Sarah Ogden, in the mean- 
time the rents for part of the premises. To Elizabeth Martin, house 
built on my land, and 40 acres purchased of Doctor James Stratton; 
also, lands to the eastward of cedar fence that runs from Sommerel's 
line to main branch of Alloways Creek, 17 acres of woodland along 
Nealy 's line, when 18; the same during her life, then to her oldest 
son or daughter; and if she dies without heirs, the same, to William 
Fauver. To Robert Fauver, place whereon I now live with remainder 
of lands in Pitts Grove and Alloways Creek; when 21. Should he die 
without heirs, the same, to Elias Fauver. Elizabeth Martin and 
Robert Fauver, a cedar swamp (in common), in Gloucester Co. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Elizabeth, Doctor Isaac Harris and Matthew New- 
kirk. Witnesses — Samuel Thompson, David Cake, Samuel Nielson. 
Proved Nov. 17, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 109. 

1793, July 18. Inventory, £899.13.; made by Cornelius Nieukirk, 
Eleazar Mayhew. File 20271. 

1791, June 21. Paul, John, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Jonathan Paul, of said Co., dec'd; he makes choice of Jeffery Clark. 
Guardian — Jeffery Clark. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Sutherland; 
both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 218; File 1783H. 

1794, Feb. 8. PauUin, David, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Martha, bed, mahogany dining table, walnut tea 
table and 3 chairs; also, 6 sheep, one cow and £65. Sons, Jeremiah, 
David and Henry, remainder of personal and real to be divided be- 
tween them. Executors — the 3 sons. Witnesses — Richard Fisher, 
Elias Smith, Joseph Stonebanks. Proved Feb. 21, 1794. 

Lib. 35, p. 95. 

1794, Feb. 19. Inventory, £490.3.3; made by Richard Fisher and 

Elias Smith. File 30671. 

1793, Apr. 9. Pearse, Jonathan, of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, use of residue. Grandsons, Samuel and 
John Pearce, 20 acres off northerly part of plantation, along line of 
Joseph Dorset and of John Mott and James Mott. Son, Samuel, £6. 
Granddaughter, Rachel Dorset, 1 bed, after wife's decease. Grandr 
children, Samuel, John and Elizabeth Pearce, 1 trunk, 1 chest, 1 
table, 1 pair of hand-irons, 1 skillet, 6 cups and saucers, 1 gun, 1 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 279 

pair of pistols, 1 sword, 2 chairs, 1 case with 5 bottles and 1 look- 
ing glass. Remainder of real and personal estate to be sold. To 
Alice Pew, £V5. Daughter, Sarah Smith, £15. After wife's decease, 
daughter, Alice Pew, V2 of residue, and grandchildren, (children of 
daughter Sarah Smith), the other half divided between them. Ex- 
ecutors — friends, Samuel Ogborn and Cornelius Vanderhoof. Wit- 
nesses — Hendrick Hendrickson, Jarral Stillwell, Philip Walling. 
Proved July 17, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 249; File 6941-6942M. 

1794, June 21. Pearson, Joseph, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Esther Pearson. Fellowbondsman — Barzillai 
Zane; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 82. 

1794, May 8. Inventory, £40.10.6; made by John Hurley and Bar- 
zillai Zane. File 1902H. 

1793, Aug. 26. Pearson, Sarah, of Nottingham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Adm'r — William West. Fellowbondsman — William 
Cubberly; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 48. 

1793, Aug. 24. Inventory, £153.3.6; made by Daniel Hendrick- 
son and William Cubberly. File 11508C. 

1791, May 16. Peck, Jared, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Peck, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Ward; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 506. 

1791, Nov. 21. Inventory, $38.93; sworn to by John Peck. 

File 7350-7353G. 

1792, Apr, 7. Peddrick, Hugh, of Lower AUaways Creek, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Phebe, £20, and all the goods she 
brought. Daughter, Elizabeth, 1 bed, linens, 1 set of china and £30, 
when 18. Sons, William, Philip and Richard, each a certain tract or 
part of plantation. Son, Richard, the residue. Executors — friends, 
Barzillai Jefferis and Thomas Roberts. Witnesses — James Stretch, 
Isaac Evans, Jacob Corliss. Proved May 31, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 4'54; File 18721. 

1793, May 24. Peer, Yon, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Hester, 
remainder of movable estate, while my widow; then to be divided be- 
tween my 6 children — Isaac, David, Nailtie, Susannah, Yanntie and 
Hester. Son, Isaac, 20 shillings; also shoemaker and tanner tools 
and northerly part of farm with buildings. Son, David, carpenter 
tools and southerly part of farm; he paying my daughter, Susannah, 
£20, 9 years after marriage or decease of wife. Son Isaac, to pay 
daughters, Nailtie, Yanntee and Hester, each £20, 9 years after mar- 
riage or decease of wife. Executors — sons, Isaac and David. Wit- 
nesses — Abraham Ryerson, Peter Van Ness and Jacob Van Ness. 
Proved Nov. 6, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 175; File 7734-7737G. 

1794, Mar. 20. Pelosi, Vincent M., of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Martha Pelosi. Fellowbondsman — ^Joseph Ellis; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 82; File 1903H. 

1794, June 13. Penington, Thomas, Sr., of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— William Laight, of the City of New York. Fellowbondsman — Viner 
Van Zandt, of Newark, said Co. Lib. 33. p. 392. 

1794, Aug. 12. Letter from Wm. Laight states; "the only asset 
found in estate of Thomas Penington, late of the City of Bristol, 
dec'd, consists of a debt amounting to $2,416.27 owed the dec'd by 



280 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

the late firm of Coxe and Furman, and which has been paid by Moore 
Furman, Esq., of Trenton." File 8008-8011G. 

1791, July 15. Pennington, Samuel, Sr., of Newark, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, a heifer, bed, bedding, a cupboard, 6 Windsor 
chairs, a room in the house and use of % of estate during her life. 
Son, William, 40 shillings. Son, Nathan, 40 shillings. Daughter, 
Mary £40 and a cow. Son, Aaron, V2 of woodland including 6 acres 
I had of Judah, and cattle. Son, Samuel, rest of woodland; my home- 
stead and remainder of personal estate, except goods lent Anne 
Crane and the goods bought at the vendue belonging to Josiah Crane, 
to be given to Anne. Daughter, Anne Crane, 40 shillings. Execu- 
tors — son, Samuel, and David Tichenor, son of Daniel Tichenor. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Chilcout, Mary Leaychraft, Samuel Hayes. Proved 
Nov. 28, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 498; File 7354r7357G. 

1793, Oct. 1. Fenton, Isaac, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Penton. Fellowbondsman — George Daniel; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 100. 

1793, Sept. 30. Inventory, £220.13.; made by Joseph Cowperth- 
waite and Mark Baldwin. File 1867H. 

1792, Apr. 4. Peppard, John, of Somerset Co.; will of. Eldest 
brother, William Peppard, 5 shillings, and brother, Francis Peppard, 
'5 shillings. Wife, Hulda, real and personal; also to be sole Execu- 
trix. Witnesses — Jacob Ricky, Jacob Ricky, Jr., David Swezey. [John 
Ayers and Abner Jonston, sign as Executors]. Proved July 23, 1795. 

Lib. 33, p. 530; File 987R. 
1787, Apr. 24. Pepper, William, Sr., of Downs Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, % of real and personal estate. Son, 
William, 10 shillings. Sons, John and Jesse and daughter, Sarah 
Cole, each 5 shillings. Daughter, Elizabeth Jay, 1 cow. Son, Amos, 
home plantation and remainder of movable estate. Executor — son, 
Amos. Witnesses — Daniel Smith, David Wilson, Barbary Wilson. 
Proved Dec. 19, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 139; File 1048F. 

1791, Feb. 26. Perkins, Jacob, Sr., of Willingborough, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £50 cash, and privileges of house and 
garden; also, to be provisioned by sons, Samuel and Isaac, and given 
£10 yearly, while my widow. Daughters, Elizabeth and Hannah, each 
5 shillings. Son, Samuel, Plantation, (that was my father's), with 
marsh at mouth of Rancocus Creek; also, 24 acres in front of planta- 
tion, 3 acres of cedar swamp bought of Richard Fenimore, % of 
piece of land purchased of John Hayes, and Vz of cider works and 
winnowing mill. Son, Isaac, plantation purchased of Abel Pearson, 
a piece of cedar swamp purchased of Charles Reed and William Cox, 
the other half of land purchased of John Hayes, and use of cider 
works and winnowing mill. Son, Jacob, plantation purchased of John 
Brock. Son, William, £150. Daughter, Sarah, £100. Sons, Abra- 
ham, David and Washington, each £200. Movable estate and land 
purchased of Elizabeth Johnson to be sold. Sons, Samuel, Isaac and 
Jacob, to pay the others their legacies (£50 each, a year) ; after these 
are paid, they are to pay their mother, £5 yearly. Executors — sons, 
Samuel, Isaac and Jacob. Witnesses — Charles Ellis, George Painter, 
Daniel Ellis. Proved Oct. 11, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 371. 

1792, Oct. 10. Inventory, £916.10.11, made by Robert Lucas and 
William Hewlings. File 11457C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 281 

1790, Dec. 18. Ferine [Perrine], Kenath, of Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Elizabeth, a looking glass and £10. To my 4 daugh- 
ters, Isabel, Elizabeth, Hannah and Lidia, remainder of moveable 
estate, to be equally divided between them by Anney Coal [Cole]; 
they are also to have use of houses and lands until son, Aaron, is 21. 
Son, Aaron, all real, when 21. Executor — friend. Dr. John Ander- 
son Scudder. Witnesses — James Reid, Benjamin Cole, Isabel Ferine. 
Proved Feb. 23, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 417. 

1791, Jan. 3. Inventory, £170.7.3; made by John Martin and 
Joseph Mount. File 7865-7870L. 

1791, Sept. 12. Perrine, Joseph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Margaret Perrine. Fellowbondsman — John Perrine; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 463. 

1791, Sept. 9. Inventory, £445.5.4; made by Matthias Rue and 
John Perrine, Jr. File 7859r7864L. 

1786, Aug. 11. Peterse, Hessel, of Acquackanonk Twsp., Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Feitye, title to a piece of land at Maakpun, Ber- 
gen Co.; also income from rest of real and personal estate while 
widow. After wife's decease or remarriage estate to be divided: Aunt 
Rachel Gerretse (widow of Abraham Gerretse, dec'd), 1/7 part. 
Aunt Claasye Gerretse (widow of Cornelius Gerretse, dec'd), 1/7 
part. Children of Aunt Antye Van Winckle, dec'd (wife of Simeon 
Van Winckle, dec'd), 1/7 part. Children of Aunt Geertye Ryerson, 
dec'd (wife of John Ryerson, dec'd), 1/7 part; excepting her daugh- 
ter Elizabeth and her son George, whose portions are to go to 
Elizabeth (daughter of said Elizabeth) and to Geertye (daughter of 
said George). Aunt Elizabeth Van Rypen, dec'd (wife of Abraham 
T. Van Rypen, dec'd), her heirs, 1/7 part. Children of Aunt 
Vroutye Gerritson, dec'd (wife of Peter Gerritsen, dec'd), 1/7 part. 
To Elizabeth, the daughter of Aunt Janetye Banta, dec'd (wife of 
John Banta, dec'd), the other 1/7 part. To the Acquackanonk 
Church, for support of the minister, £300, and £50 for repair of 
church. 'To the children of uncle Waling Van Winckle, dec'd, £150. 
To cousin Waling Van Winckle, (son of said Waling Van Winckle), 
£50. To nephew Robert Van Houten (son of Roelf Van Houten), 
£40. To nephew Adriaen Van Houten (son of Adriaen Van Houten, 
dec'd), £40. To kinsman, Hessel Ryerson, Jr. (son of Hessel Ryer- 
son, £40. Nephews, Robert Van Houten (son of Cornelius Van 
Houten), and Adriaen Post (son of John Ja Post), each £40. To 
niece Marritye Post (daughter of John Ja Post), £40. To Antye 
Boss (wife of Richard Boss), £40. To Elizabeth Van Houten 
(daughter of said Roelf Van Houten) now living with family, £40. 
Executors — kinsmen John Ja Post, John Van Winckle and Thomas 
A. Post. Witnesses — Henry Post, Cornelius H. Van Houten and Cor- 
nelius H. Vreeland. Proved May 27, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 12. 

1795, June 22. Inventory, £4136.16.11; made by Jacobus Post 
and John El. Vreeland. File 84 18-843 IG. 

1790, Dec. 28. Peterson, Thomas, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Peterson, the widow. Fellowbondsman — William 
Gardner; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 47. 

1790, Dec. 6. Inventory, £176.5.9; made by Benjamin Youmans 
and Peter Wyckoff. File 505S. 

1785, Jan. 6. Peterson, William, of Salem Co.; will of. Son, Will- 



282 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

iam, 5 shillings and no more. Daughter, Elizabeth Dalbow, £10. Son, 
Ezekiel, the white mare and grey colt, plough and harrow. Re- 
mainder of moveable estate to be sold and the proceeds equally dir 
vided between Mary, Rebekah, Ezekiel, Sarah, Susannah, Elemuel, 
Anne and John Peterson, when they arrive of age; except Ezekiel's 
share shall be in his own hands. Land of son, William, which he fell 
heir to by his brother that is deceased, to be divided, 70 acres off 
my land. To son, Ezekiel, the remaining 70 acres whereon I now 
live; also 6^/4 acres of marsh purchased of Isaac Vanneman_, but, if 
he die before 21 my son, John, is to have the same. Sons, Elemuel 
and John, my lower plantation adjoining on Salem Creek, purchased 
of Andrew Mink, except 8 acres. Grandson, William Dalbow, the 
said 8 acres. Son, Ezekiel, to have use of plantations for the care 
of younger children. Executors — son, Ezekiel Peterson and William 
Dalbow. Witnesses — Jonathan Bilderback, Benjamin Davis, Susan- 
nah Davis. Proved Mar. 24, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 254. 
1791, Mar. 25. Inventory, £467.0.9; made by Benjamin Wright 
and James Slape. File 1870L 

1791, Mar. 21. Pettit, Deborah, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Grandson, John Pettit, £100, one of best beds and all the horse kind. 
Granddaughter, Deborah Bell, 1 bed and 1 cow. Granddaughter, 
Ann Bell, 2 acres of upland and 2 acres of meadow out of the south 
corner of my land joining Adam Hibles's land. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
all clothes and household stuff. Land to be sold in 2 years. Son, 
John Pettit, £20. Son, Andrew Pettit, £20. Residue, if any, to be 
divided between children, except Andrew and John. Executor — - 
grandson, John Pettit. Witnesses — Elizabeth Chambers, Benjamin 
Bell, Thomas Lundy. Proved Mar. 31, 1791. Lib. 35, p. 38. 

1791, Mar. 30. Inventory, £18.18.; made by Thomas Lundy and 
Reuben Lundy. File 506S. 

1794, Nov. 8. Pettit, Capt. Benjamin, of Essex Co. (late of New 
Providence). Int. Adm'x — Betsey Pettit, the widow. Fellowbonds- 
man — Timothy Day; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 393. 

1794, Nov. 5. Inventory, £621.11.6; made by Timothy Day and 
Nathaniel Littell. File 8038-8043G. 

1791, Oct. 14. Petty, John, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mar- 
garet Petty, Ebenezer Petty and Peter Petty. Fellowbondsman — 
Wm. McCullough; all of Mansfield Woodhouse, said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 45. 

1791, Oct. 10. Inventory, £451. 12. 3; made by William Graveling 
and Wm. McCullough. File 504S. 

1795, Mar. 10. Phifer, Jacob, Jr., of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Abigail Phifer. Fellowbondsman — Silvester Sharp; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 302; File 1969H. 

1795, Apr. 23. Phillips, Damaris, of Northampton Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co., widow; will of. Son, Thomas Phillips, 5 shillings. 
Daughters, (eldest) Hannah Prickett, Elizabeth Troth, Mary Mason, 
Atlantick Phillips and Sarah Phillips, each 5 shillings, 2nd son, John 
Phillips, 5 shillings. Youngest daughter, Martha, pewter plates, 
spoons, tea table and residue of estate, which is to be sold and money 
paid her when 18. Executors — eldest son, Thomas Phillips, and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 283 

brother, Samuel Phillips. Witnesses — Isaac Newton, Esther Miller 

and Samuel Webster, Jr. Proved May 4, 1795. Lib. 3'5, p. 214. 

1795, Aug. 5. Inventory, £52.9.3; made by Job Collins and Joshua 

Stokes. File 11619C. 

1786, Mar. 25. Phillips, John, Sr., of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Damaris, V3 of estate. Youngest son, John, V2 
of cedar swamp on Cashepanick Creek, said Co., purchased from 
Thomas Fenimore in equal partnership with Joshua Owen, deed 
dated Nov. 15, 1776, (and is an undivided rate between me and the 
said Joshua Owen which was purchased by Thomas Fenimore of 
George Wills by deed dated Apr. 10, 1766; purchased by George 
Wills of Vincent Leeds by deed dated Apr. 22, 1762; and purchased 
by Leeds from Robert Smith, to whom same was surveyed and re- 
corded in Surveyor General's Office, Lib. S., No. 6, fol. 16). Young- 
est daughter, Sarah Phillips, one chest of drawers. Remainder of 
personal property to be sold. Youngest son. John, 2 shares, of pro- 
ceeds from sale, when 21. Youngest daughter, Sarah, 1^ shares, 
when 18. Second youngest daughter, Atlantick Phillips, 1^/^ shares, 
when 18. Residue to be divided between 4 elder children (un- 
named). Executors — eldest son, Thomas Phillips, and brother, Sam- 
uel Phillips. Witnesses — Daniel Brown, John Hermon, George Mc- 
Donald. Proved Aug. 4, 1794. Lib. 33, p. 461. 

1794, July 26. Inventory, £4,41.9.11; made by Job Collins and 
Joshua Stokes. 

1799, Aug. 5. Renunciation by Samuel Phillips as Executor. 

1799, Aug. 7. Thomas Phillips, the other Executor being dec'd, 
Isaac Prickett appointed adm'r. Fellowbondsmen — Isaac Newton and 
Samuel Phillips. 

1800, Feb. 6. Inventory of estate left unadministered, £94.15.- 
10 1/2 ; made by Thos. Smith and Thomas Shinn. File ir556C. 

1791, Feb. 25. Phillips, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Ross. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Grice; both of said co. 

Lib. 32, p. 181. 

1791, Feb. 21. Renunciation of Ann Phillips, of Burlington City, 
relict of said John Phillips. 

1791, Feb. 21. Inventory, £73.3.0; made by Daniel Bacon, Jr. and 
Thomas M. Gardener. File 11396C. 

1794, Feb. 1. Phillips, John, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. 
(Commonly called 'Meadow John'.) Int. Adm'rs— John Phillips, of 
Maidenhead Twsp., said Co., and Theophilus Phillips, of Windsor 
Twsp., Middlesex Co. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Hart, Jr., of Tren- 
ton Twsp., said Co. Lib. 35, p. 140, 

1794, Feb. 4. Inventory, £954.8.5; made by John Flock and John 
Laning. 

1794, May 2. Account by the Adm'rs. File 1688J. 

1791, July 12. Phillips, Lodewick, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Anthony Hulse. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Thorpe; 
both of said Co. Witnesses — Rachel Henderson, Thos. Henderson. 

Lib. 32, p. 411. 
1791, July 12. Inventory (taken in behalf of Zilpha Philips), 
£62.6.; made by Edward Patterson Cook and Samuel Heulitt. 

File 6575-6578M. 



284 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1793, Oct. 10. Phillips, Micajah, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Isabel, and niece Hannah Phillips (daughter of 
Job Phillips), real and personal estate between them, during life of 
wife. After wife's decease real and personal estate to be sold. Niece, 
Hannah Phillips (daughter of Job), £100. Nephew, Joseph Phillips 
(son of Job), £20. To Abner Hart, £20. The above legatees, the 
residue. Executors — Job Phillips and John Titus. Witnesses — 
Stephen Titus, Phillips Hart, Ephraim Moore. Proved Oct. 31, 1793. 

Lib SS t) 289 

1793, Oct. 29. Inventory, £156.6.6; made by Stephen Titus and 

Phillips Hart. File 1646J. 

1793, Sept. 21. Phillips, Palmer, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Richard Hunt and Joab Mershon. Fellowbondsman — 
John Hunt. Lib. 33, p. 312. 

1793, Sept. 17. Renunciation by Susannah Phillips, the widow. 

1793, Sept. 16. Inventory, £125.15.; made by Aaron Warford 
and John Hunt. File 1647J. 

1795, Dec. 12. Phillips, Theophilus, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Abigail Phillips. Fellowbondsmen — William 
Phillips, of said place, and Benjamin Clark, of Trenton. 

Lib. 36, p. 170. 

1795, Dec. 21. Inventory, £666.3.11; made by Ralph Phillips and 
John Phillips. 

1801, Oct. 2. Account by John C. Brown and Abigail Brown, his 
wife, late Abigail Phillips, Adm'x — of said Theophilus Phillips, 
dec'd; shows total of £682.6.8. 

1802, Jan. 6. Objections to the Account; filed by William Smith 
and wife, and Jacob Van Cleve and Sarah, his wife. 

1802, Mar, 11. General Joseph Brearley, John Phillips, Esq. and 
Jasper Smith (son of John), being appointed by the Orphans' Court 
as commissioners for the purpose of making a division of the real 
estate of said Theophilus Phillips, dec'd, and sworn in by Nathaniel 
Hunt, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. Also — 
John Phillips, surveyor — sworn, and John Moore and Ephraim DoUas, 
chain carriers, — sworn. 

1803, April 28. Report of commissioners on division of lands. 
Map attached, shows land bounded on northeast by lands of John 
White and Samuel Hunt and on the southwest by lands of Ralph 
and Elias Hunt. The widow, Abigail Brown, being allotted Vs of 
house and 3 lots of 35 acres, as her Va right of dower; and Elizabeth 
Smith (wife of William Smith), Sarah Van Cleve (wife of Jacob 
Van Cleve) and Mary and Susannah (Phillips), the other heirs, be- 
ing allotted various divisions and lots as shown on map. File 1727J. 

1795, Sept. 20. Philpott, William, Sr., of Lower Penns Neck, 
Salem Co.; will of. Lands to be equally divided between my 2 sons 
(names not given); should both sons die before 21, lands to be 
equally divided between my daughters (unnamed), who also are to 
have movable estate. Daughter, Rebecca, £20. Executors — son, 
Nicholas Philpott and nephew, John Pedrick. Witnesses — Robert 
Lippincott, Samuel Lumbley, John Hurley. Proved Dec. 15, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 321. 

1795, Sept. 24. Inventory, £71.13.6; made by William Bilderback 
and Richard Sparks. File 21121. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 28-5 

1794, May 21. Piatt, Daniel, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert 
Piatt, of Mansfield Woodhouse, Sussex Co. Fellowbondsman — Reu- 
ben Runyan, of Newton, said Co. Lib. 35, p. 180; File 607S. 

1792, Jan. 21. Piatt, William, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacob 
Shotwell. Fellowbondsman — ^John Smith Shotwell; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 18. 

1792, Jan. 21. Renunciation by Sarah Piatt, the widow. 

1792, Jan. 26. Inventory, £58.19.; made by Jedediah Swan and 
Benjamin Miller. File 7546-7551G. 

1789, Apr. 3. Pierson, Abraham, of the Town and County of 
Morris; will of. Wife, Affa, all personal property. Landed estate 
to be divided into 14 equal parts. Son, Bethuel, 7 of the 14 parts; 
% for his own use and the other half for his children after his de- 
cease. Daughters, Abigail, Rhoda, Sarah, Zillah, Elizabeth and 
Rachel, each 1/14 part when of age. Daughter, Mary, 1/14 part, 
but to pay wife, Aifa, £30 from her portion for what she has re- 
ceived. Executors — friends, Capt. Josiah Crane and Benjamin Pier- 
son, Jr. Witnesses — Solomon Munson, Nathaniel Bradwell. Proved 
Feb. 3, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 110. 

1792, Feb. 1. Inventory, £282.10.6; made by Cornelius Bell and 
Benjamin Thompson. File 800N. 

1789, Oct. 3. Pierson, Benjamin, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Phebe, household furniture, 1 horse and riding chair, 2 
cows, 6 sheep, and use of V2 of house and Vs of plantation. Sons, 
David and Gabriel, remainder of real and personal. Daughters, Han- 
nah and Patience, each £125; paid by the 2 sons. Executors — the 2 
sons, David and Gabriel. Witnesses — John Shvigley, Jeduthum Con- 
diet, Silas Condict. Proved Mar. 15, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 143. 

1794, June 9. Inventory, £776.9.; made by Silas Condict and 
Ezekiel Whitehead. File 858N. 

1791, June 1. Pierson, Bethuel, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Cyrus Pierson. Fellowbondsman — -Joseph Pierson, Jr.; both of 
Newark Twsp., said Co. Lib. 32, p. '508. 

1791, June 1. Renunciation by Rachel Pierson, the widow. 

1791, June 2. Inventory, £374.6.6; made by Henry Squier and 
John Lindsly. File 7358-7365G. 

1795, Jan. 15. Pierson, Elijah, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Joan, household furniture, 1 horse, riding chair, 2 cows, 6 
sheep, a negro girl; also room in house and use of Va of lands, while 
widow. Son, Moses, 83 acres, beginning in Jonathan Wood's line. 
Son, George, remainder of lands. Son, Benjamin, £5 ; and to his son, 
Elijah, £20. To 3 daughters, Sarah Crane, Jean Durham and Phebe 
Furman, bank stock in Loan Office at New York, to be divided be- 
tween them. Daughter Sarah to have support at home while unsup- 
ported by her husband. Executors — sons, Benjamin, George and 
Moses. Witnesses — Henry Howell, Silas Condit and Kezia Fairclo. 
Proved Mar. 10, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 85; File 890N. 

1791, Apr. 16. Pine, Hannah, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Joseph Burrough and William Burrough. Fellowbondsman — Cleay- 
ton Newbold; all of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 184; File 11397C. 



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1792, Mar. 17. Pine, Samuel and Ann, of Gloucester Co. Wards. 
Children of John Pine, of said Co., dec'd. Guardian — Thomas 
Thorne. Fellowbondsman — David Davis. Witnesses — Rachel Davis 
and Jacob Davis. Lib. 34, p. 446; File 1827H. 

1793, Dec. 23. Pinner, Henry, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
George Sherv/in. Fellowbondsman — Jeffery Clark; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 102. 

1794, Jan. 3. Inventorv, £23.17.10; James Tomlin and Joseph 
Tomlin. File 1868H. 

1793, Sept. 2. Pitman, John, Sr., of New Hanover Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph Pitman. Fellowbondsman — Will- 
iam Harris; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. '51. 

1793, Aug. 22. Inventory, £106.19.2; made by William Harris 
and William Sexton. File 11509C. 

1792, Sept. 4. Piatt, Elizabeth, of Bordentown, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Brother, Joseph Wright, 5 shillings. Cousin, Rachel Jenk- 
ins, of Bordentown, a mahogany card table. Cousin, Betsy Van 
Cleef, of Maidenhead, 6 large table spoons. Uncle, Harris, my share 
in the Long Island Estate. Sister, Sarah Wright, other furniture 
and residue. Executors — Aunt, Rachel Wells, of Bordentown, and 
Samuel Linton, of Penna. Witnesses — William Norcross, James 
Lovell and Robert Hare. Proved Sept. 18, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 347. 

1793, Aug. 6. Inventory, £24.4.3; made by Caleb Carman and 
William Norcross. File 11458C. 

[Elizabeth was a daughter of Joseph and Patience (Lovell) 
Wright and a sister of Joseph Wright, the early American artist — 
Compiler's Note.] 

1791, Dec. 24. Plumer, James, of Great Egg Harbor Twsp., Glou- 
cester Co.; will of. Eldest brother, Joseph Plumer, £3. Brother, 
John Plumer, 50 acres in Cumberland Co., adjoining James God- 
frey's land; he paying to Enoch Stillwell, (son of Jane Stillwell), 
£23, when 21. To the unborn child of Jane Stillwell, remainder of 
lands in Cumberland Co.; should said child die without issue before 
21, said lands to be equally divided between John Plumer and Amos 
Plumer. To Amos Plumer, 2 tracts of land in Gloucester Co. ad- 
joining Turkeyhoe River, purchased of Richard Townsend and 
Nicholas Stillwell (both living in Cape May), when 21. To Jane 
Stillwell, use of lands in Gloucester Co.; she to bring up Amos 
Plumer until he is 21. Sister, Martha Smith, (wife of Daniel Smith), 
all moveable estate. Executors — brother, John Plumer and Jane 
Stillwell. Witnesses — Constantine Smith, Benjamin Bunnel, Hannah 
Steelman. Proved Jan. 28, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 431. 

1792, Jan. 24. Inventory, £31.8.11; made by Constantine Smith 
and John Champion. File 1826H. 

1792, Mar. 20. Plumer, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Plumer. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Benezet; both of said 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 445; File 1828H. 

1788, June 7. Polhemus, John, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife's cousin, Elizabeth Holmes, 
(daughter of John Holmes), 1 chest of walnut drawers, hand-irons, 
shovel and tongs. To (cousin), Elizabeth Holmes, (daughter of 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 287 

Jonathan Holmes), 1 large looking glass, dining and tea table. To 
Sarah Holmes, (daughter of Jonathan), 1 feather bed. Wife's 
cousin, Elizabeth WikoflF, (daughter of Peter Imlay), 1 feather bed; 
also 4 certificates that Alliss [Alice] Polhemus held in her name for 
$1800, and £300 for bond Peter Wikoff owes. Remainder of wife's 
movables divided amongst her 6 cousins. Land and personal to be 
sold and proceeds divided between the children of brothers, Daniel, 
Tobias and Cornelius Polhemus, and children of sisters, Elizabeth 
Hendrickson, Nelly Covenhoven and Catherine Lane. If sister 
Catherine Lane is living, she is to have her share. Executors — Jacob 
Hendrickson, son of Gisbert of Upper Freehold and John Polhemus 
of Middletown. Witnesses — Garrit Wikoff, Robert Imlay and Sam- 
uel Emley. Proved Sept. 20, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 234. 

1793, Sept. 18. Inventory, £1,915.0.11 Va ; made by Samuel Em- 
ley and Daniel Hendrickson, Jr. File 6943-6950M. 

1792, Feb. 10. Pool, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Aaron 
Whitehead. Fellowbondsman — Robert Hand; both of Essex Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 312. 
1792, Feb. 9. Inventory, £39.13.4; made by Aaron Whitehead 
and Robert Hand. 

. Renunciation by Mary Pool, the widow. 

File 8087-8092L. 

1791, Jan. 10. Porter, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jonathan Ellis Porter, of Readingtown, said Co. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Thomas Reading, of Amwell, said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 373; File r570J. 

1791, Mar. 14. Post, John, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Cor- 
nelius Post. Fellowbondsman — Adrain Post, both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 544. 

. Renunciation by Catharine Post, the widow. 

File 2092-2094B. 

1782, Dec. 20. Post, Marselus, of Acquackanonk Twsp., Essex 
Co., husbandman; will of. Wife, Annaaty, real and personal prop- 
erty during her life. Eldest son, Helmug, 10 shillings; also land he 
dwells upon between lots of Adriaen P. Post and John Sip; also land 
in westermost tier of lots between lots in possession of Enoch C. 
Vreeland and Henry Doremus; also land between lots of Derrick 
Vreeland and John Stymets (14 acres) ; also, V2 of land westward of 
Acquackanonk Neck Patent, Vs of still-house and 1/5 of residue. 
Son, Adriaen, remainder of lands in Essex and Bergen Co., after de- 
cease of wife; also, % of right in still-house, 2 horses and farming 
utensils; also 1/5 of residue. Daughters, Lybetye, Gerrity and An- 
naatye, each 1/5 of residue and each £21.13.4 (to be paid by son 
Helmug), and each £28.6.8 (to be paid by son, Adriaen); all after 
wife's decease. Executors — the 2 sons', and cousin, Richard Van Ry- 
pen. Witnesses — Lucas Wessels, Adrian M. Post, Hessel Peterse. 
Proved Jan. 21, 1789. Lib. 33, p. 374. 

1787, Aug. 21. Inventory, £279.12.0; made by Francis Van Win- 
kle and Halmagh Winckle. (Sworn to Jan 7, 1794), (sign, 'Halmagh 
Post' and 'Adrian M. Post'.) File 6850-68'51G, 8044-8047G. 

1794, Oct. 18. Postens, William, Jr., of Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co. Int. Adm'x — Deborah Postens. Fellowbondsman — 
William Covert; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 423. 



288 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1794, Oct. 17. Inventory, £185.1.3; made by William Covert and 
Benjamin Van Cleave. File 7087-7090M. 

1792, July 9. Potter, David, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Jackson. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Brewer; both 
of said place and Co. Lib. 34, p. 342. 

1792, July 10. Inventory, £209.3.4; made by Peter Knott and 
George Harris. File 6741-6744M. 

1794, Feb. 3. Potter, Enoch, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 

John JefFery, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Job Potter; both of Dover 

Twsp., said Co. Lib. 33, p. 425. 

1794, Jan. 24. Inventory, £215.1.9; made by George Cook and 

John Jeffery. File 7091-7094M. 

1794, Nov. 20. Potter, Oliver, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Constant, and my 3 children, Leziah, Han- 
nah and Samuel, each an equal division of estate. Children's' share 
to be put to interest and paid wife for the use of their schooling; 
daughters, their share when 18; son, his share when 21. Execu- 
tors — wife, Constant; uncle, Alexander Howard, and brother-in-law, 
Nimrod Woodward. Witnesses — Isaac Hutchin, James Boyd, Keturah 
Boyd. Proved Jan. 15, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 527. 

179'5, Jan. 14. Inventory, £46.7.6; made by John Harrison and 
James Boyd. File 7291-7296M. 

1792, July 21. Powell, Reuben, Sr., of Fairfield Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rhoda, use of lands and tenaments 
while my widow. Sons, Reuben, Henry and Richard, all lands divided 
between them, or survivors of either of them should one die before 
of age. Daughters, Rhoda, Elizabeth and Abigail Powell, all per- 
sonal divided between them, or the survivors of either of them, when 
18. Wife to have her dower of Vs. Executrix, wife, Rhoda Powell. 
Witnesses — Jeremiah Nixon, Henry Brooks, Amariah Harris. Proved 
Mar. 28, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 123. 

1792, Sept. 19. Inventory, £195.12.9; made by Amariah Harris 
and James Diament. File 1049F. 

1793, Aug. 5. Receipts for payment of sundry bills are made up 
to this date to Rhoda Powell, Executrix; then, Sept. 17, 1793, re- 
ceipts are given to Abraham Woolson, as the Executor; then Oct. 
4, 1793, to Rhoda Woolson, as the Executrix. 

1788, June 20. Powell, Samuel, of Philadelphia, Penna.; will of. 
To sister, Abigail Griffiths, an annuity of £100, and my house in 
Burlington City during her life. Nephew, Samuel Powell Griffiths, 
said house in Burlington after the decease of my sister's nephew, 
James Griffiths, an annuity of £40 during his life. To servant, Philip 
Roedel, £100, for faithful services. To Samuel Powell Perkins, 
orphan, apprenticed to William Griffiths, house carpenter, £100, 
when 21. Wife, Elizabeth Powell, all personal property, and, in case 
of her pregnancy, all real estate during nonage of such child; when 
child is of age, such child V2 of real, and my wife V2, to include my 
dwelling house during term of her natural life; after her decease her 
% to such child she may have. In case of the decease of such child, 
or in case wife is not pregnant at my decease, then all real to wife. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 289 

Executrix — ^wife, Elizabeth Powell. Witnesses — Wm. White, John 
Jones, Geo. Clymer. Proved Nov. 11, 1793, at Philadephia, Penna. 
(Certified as a true copy of will on record in Register's office at 
Philadelphia, by Isaac Wampole, July 7, 1794.) 

Lib. 32, p. 351. [No file.] 

1792, Feb. 25. Frail, Benjamin, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— John Reed, Henry Prall and Asher Atkinson. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Atkinson; all of Amwell Twsp., said Co. Lib. 34, p. 200. 

1792, Feb. 23. Renunciation by Aaron Prall. 

1792, Mar. 1. Inventory, £2,262.15., and debts due, £124.4.; made 
by Obadiah Hunt and Jonathan Waters. File 1618J. 

1795, April 2. Frail, Catharine, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Isaac Prall, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Joseph F. Ran- 
dolph as her guardian. Fellowbondsman — Nahum Dunn; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 202; File 866'5-8668L. 

1795, Oct. 24. Prall, Cornelius, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of Isaac Prall, of said Co., dec'd; being out of the wardship of his 
Guardian in Soccage, makes choice of Robert Ross, Jr., Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Robert Ross, Sr. ; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 202; File 8669-8672L. 

1795, May 7. Prall, Elizabeth, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Aaron Prall. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Groff ; both of Am- 
well Twsp., said Co. Lib. 36, p. 168. 

1795, April 11. Caveat. Filed by Asher Atkinson, one of the 
heirs, of said Elizabeth Prall. 

1795, May 8. Inventory, £137.1.3; made by Obadiah Hunt and 
Jacob James Johnson. 

1797, Oct. 25. Account by Aaron Prall, Adm'r; total £410.16.10. 

File 1728J. 

1792, June 22. Pratton, Thomas, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Philip Hand, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah Hand; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 466. 

1792, June 27. Inventory, £107.0.6; made by Philip Cresse and 
Jeremiah Richardson. File '578E. 

1792, Apr. 25. Frest, Richard, Sr., of Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, use of % of estate until youngest child is 18. The 
other % of estate to be used for the education and support of chil- 
dren, and what remains, when youngest child is 18, to be sold and 
divided among children ; the boys to have twice as much as the girls. 
(Children not named.) Executors, wife, Sarah, and eldest son, 
Richard Prest. Witnesses — John Comly, Jr., John Patten and Sam- 
uel Patten. Proved May 8, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 325. 

1792, May 8. Inventory, £442.19.8; made by John Comly, Jr. 
and Stephen Van Brakel. File 6745-6750M. 

1791, Aug. 25. Price, Lydia, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r--nJoseph Price. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Wardell; both of 
said Co. Lib. 32, p. 412. 

1791, Aug. 25. Inventory, £101.6.1; made by Mathias Wood and 
Jacob Wardell. File e579-6582M. 



290 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1793, Sept. 17. Price, Robert, Jr., of Newton, Sussex Co. Inl. 
Adm'rs — Samuel Price and Joseph Northrup. Fellowbondsman — 
Francis Price; all of Newton, said Co. Lib. 33, p. 342. 

1793, Sept. 14. Inventory, £332.17.; made by Francis Price and 
John Gustin. File 572S. 

1794, Apr. 17. Price, William, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Andrew Matson. Fellowbondsman — Edward Vaughn; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 80. 

1794, May 28. Inventory, £49.1.8% ; made by Benjamin Ford and 
Thomas Wilkins. File 1904H 

1792, Feb. 21. Probasco, John, of the Eastern precinct, of Somer- 
set Co.; will of. Sister, Catharine, all personal estate. Executors — 
Uncle, Garret Wickoff, and Garret Voorhees. Witnesses — Peter Van 
Lieu, Abraham Staats. Proved Aug. 15, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 9'5; File 904R. 

1792, Feb. 10. Probasco, Tunis, of Bordentown, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Margaret Probasco. Fellowbondsman — George Apple- 
gate; both of said Co, Lib. 34, p. 407. 

1791, Oct. 12. Inventory, £236.4.3; made by Isaac Cowgill and 
John Thorn. File 11459C. 

1792, Feb. 23. Provoost, James, of Middlesex Co, Int. Adm'x — 
Anne Provoost. Fellowbondsman — John Bowne; both of said Co. 

Lib, 34, p, 314, 
1792, Apr, 10. Inventory, £642.17.0; made by Thomas Clark and 
Joshua Warne. File 8093-8096L. 

1792, May 8. Provoost, Jonathan, Sr., of Middlesex Co, Int, 
Adm'r— Jonathan Provoost. Fellowbondsman — David Provoost; both 
of said Co. Lib, 34, p, 314. 

1792, May 25, Inventory, £290.19.5; made by Thomas McDowell 
and Guisbert Sutphen. File 8097r8100L 

1791, Apr. 12. Provost, Peter P., of Morris Co. Int, Adm'r — 
David Provost, Fellowbondsman — Daniel Deniston, Witnesses — 
Robert Colfax and Jabez Campfield; all of said Co. Lib, 35, p,29. 

1791, Mar. 19. Renunciation by Mary Provost, the widow, and 
Catherine Provost, the mother of said Peter Provost, dec'd. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Deniston and John Debow, 

1791, Mar, 19. Inventory, £44.4.9, made by John Debow and 
Daniel Denniston. File 773N. 

1793, Jan. 28. Pullen, William, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. To Thomas Gilbert, all wearing apparel. To the daugh- 
ters (not named), of Benjamin Jenkins, dec'd, and (of) Philip 
Spheeches (that he had by his wife. Prudence), monies from the sale 
of lands in Gloucester Co, To Thomas Gilbert, Sr, and Thomas Gil- 
bert, Jr., monies from sale of lands in Burlington Co. Should Thom- 
as Gilbert, Jr, die before 21, his share, to daughters of above men- 
tioned Jenkins and Spheeches. To Asa Schooley, £100, from rent of 
lands. To Samuel Philabar, £50, paid in like manner. To George 
Gilbert, £100 for the purchase of land to be used during his life; at 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 291 

his decease, same to his son, David Gilbert. To Thomas Page, £100. 
Residue to be divided as Executors see fit. Executors — Friends, 
Daniel Newbold and Caleb Newbold. Witnesses — Benjamin Fisher, 
Ebenezer Stackhouse and Eliakim Higgins. Proved Feb. 19, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 27; File IIBIOC. 

1795, Feb. 9. Quackenboss, Lawrence, of the City of New Bruns- 
wick, Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs Sarah Quackenboss and John 
Quackenboss. Fellowbondsman — James Schureman, all of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 200. 

1795, Feb. 27. Inventory, £51.16.6; made by James Richmond and 
James Schureman. File 8673-8676L. 

1795, Nov. 24. Quick, Cornelius, of Oxford, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r— Jacob James Johnson, of Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsmen — 
David Johnson and Henry Johnson, Jr., both of said Co. 

Lib. 36, p. 132. 

1795, Nov. 9. Inventory taken in Hunterdon Co., £19.8.3; made by 
Peter Prisler and Jacob Schenck. 

1795, Nov. 12. Inventory taken in Sussex Co., £536.0.9; made by 
Moses Moore and Zachariah Davis. File 646S. 

1794, Oct. 21. Quony, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joshua Wright. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Craig; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 479. 

1794, Dec. 12. Inventory, £40,10.2; made by Joseph Fowler and 
Richard Potts. File 11557C. 

1792, Aug. 14. Race, Joseph, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Calvin 
Morrell, of Kentucky. Fellowbondsman — John C. Budd, of Morris 
Co. Lib. 34, p. 54; File 7552-7'553G. 

1793, May 13. Ramsey, William, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Martinus C. Ramsey. Fellowbondsman — Albert Westervelt; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 169. 

1792, Oct. 22. Renunciation by Maritie Ramsey, the widow, and 
Peter Ramsey, the son. File 2313-2315B. 

1790, Sept. 2. Randolph, Benjamin, of Speedwell, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, (per agreement before our marriage), £20 and 
no more. Niece, Margaret Robins, (daughter of Moses and Rhoda 
Robins), £50. Daughter, Anna Randolph, % of remainder of per- 
sonal and real property. Frances Ford, (wife of Gabriel Ford,) the 
other Va part. Executors — friend, Joseph Paschal, daughter, Anna 
Randolph, and Joshua A. Wallace. Witnesses — Charles Lyon, Ben- 
jamin Dunham and John Warren. Proved Feb. 14, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 398; File 11460C. 

1792, Oct. 22. Randolph, Benjamin, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Mother, Sarah Randolph, £50. Wife, (not named), all 
household goods she had at time of our marriage, also ^ of real and 
personal with interest from remainder to bring up the 2 children. 
Sons, Zebulon Stout Randolph and Moses Randolph, the remainder 
of real and personal property to be divided between them when of 
age. Should sons die before 21, brother, David, 2/5; brother, Moses, 
2/5; sister Rachel, (wife of John Houghton), 1/5 part of sons share. 
Executors — ^uncle, David Stout and Samuel Stout; both of Hopewell. 
Proved Nov. 20, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 243. 



292 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, Nov. 16. Inventory, £538.8.5; made by Moses Hart and 
Jacob Houghton. 

1794, June 7. Account by Samuel Stout, one of the Executors. 

File 1619 J. 

1792, Feb. 24. Randolph, Daniel, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Margaret Randolph, the widow. Fellowbondsman — David Rhea; 
both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 344. 

1792, May 9. Inventory, £80.18.8; made by John Stiles and 
Nathaniel Foster. File 6757-6760M. 

1789, Aug. 1. Rapelye, George, Sr., of Bergen Co., husbandman; 
will of. Wife, Mary, £500, my negro wench, my best bed and its 
furniture, and my cupboard and linen therein. Son, John, % part 
of remainder. Son, Bernard, Vs of remainder. Children [not 
named] of son, George, deceased, the other Vs of remainder. In case 
of death of either of my grandchildren before 21, the share of the 
deceased to the survivor, and, in case of the decease of both, their 
share to be equally divided between my two sons. Executors to act 
as Trustees for grandchildren until they are 21. Executors — sons, 
John and Bernard, and friend, Cornelius Garrebrants, Sr., of 
Gaemunipaw. Witnesses — Henry Blinkerhoff, Adam Rapp, Zacharias 
Sickels. Proved Mar. 30, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 522. 

1791, Mar. 31. Inventory, £2,918.16.9, made by Walter Clendene 
and Peter Stuyvesant. File 2159-2163B. 

1792, June 25. Rasor, Daniel, of the City and County of Bur- 
lington. Int. Adm'x — Catherine Rasor. Fellowbondsmen — Ben- 
jamin Stackhouse and Edward Collins; all of said Co. 

Lib. 24, p. 404. 
1792, June 22. Inventory, £13.15.9; made by Benjamin Stack- 
house and Jacob Stokesberry. File 11461C. 

1785, Dec. 1. Read, Rev. Israel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, Thomas, one silver pint mug, 5 silver table spoons and 
Vz of residue of personal property. Son, Archibald, one silver server, 
one silver sugar cup and the other Vz of residue of personal prop- 
erty. Daughter, Mary, negro girl named Isabel, 2 feather beds, one 
silver teapot, 2 silver canasters, one silver cream pot, 6 silver tea- 
spoons, all china and other household furniture; also the annual in- 
terest in the widow's fund in Philadelphia, while single. Library to 
be sold and divided between the 2 sons. Lands in Somerset Co. and 
other realty to be sold and proceeds divided between the 3 children. 
Old negro wench, Jean, her freedom. Negro man, Toone, to be kept 
by sons. Executors — friends, Dr. Moses Scott and Matthias Baker, 
Esq. Witnesses — David Kelly, Anthony Cosad, Aaron Coon. Proved 
Feb. 8, 1794, at Somerset. 

1794, Feb. 7. Inventory, £304.9.8; made by Abraham Staats and 
James Van Duyn. Lib. 33, p. 442; File 948R. 

1792, May 7. Read [Reed], Joseph, of Knolton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah Reed, the widow, and Isaac Read and James Read, 
all of same place. Fellowbondsman — John Armstrong, of Hardwick, 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 168. 

1792, May 14. Inventory, £1,029.17.2, made by William Parke 
and John Armstrong. File 537S. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 298 

1795, Jan. 28. Reed, Ayer, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Sarah Mills, dec'd wife's clothing. Grandson, Reed 
Mills, £10, in 10 years. Granddaughter, Sarah Mills, bed and bed- 
ding, 1 large pewter platter and 14 sheep in possession of Joseph Mc- 
Linney. Son, Nathaniel Reed, plantation and residue. Executors — 
Nathaniel Reed and Thomas Allen. Witnesses — George McEowen, 
John Buckner and Joseph Goucher. Proved Feb. 14, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 127. 

1795, June 6. Inventory, farm £300, personal £176.16.6; made by 
Amos Hart and John Duer. File 648S. 

1793, Sept. 26. Reed, Bowes, of the city of Burlington, Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Estate to be sold, and the residue, after debts are 
paid, and after deducting out of my daughter Maria's share, the 
monies advanced on her account, to be equally divided between all 
my children [not named]. Executors — brother-in-law, Charles Pettit, 
of Philadelphia, and son-in-law, Joseph Mclllvaine, Esq., of Burling- 
ton. Executors to act as Guardians of children. Witnesses — Joseph 
Bloomfield, Thos. Adams, Charles Bradley. Proved July 30, 1794. 

Lib. 32, p. 337; File 11558C. 

1794, Nov. 8. Reed, Isaiah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Susan- 
nah Reed (the widow) and Joseph Tomkins; both of said Co. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Mahlon Reed, of Hunterdon Co. Lib. 33, p. 393. 

1794, Sept. 27. Inventory, £21.10.0; made by Joseph Green and 
Stephen Moorehouse, Jr. File 8048-80'57G. 

1794, Oct. 23. Reed, James, of Knowlton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Esther Reed, Thomas Hazen and Isaac Lanning. Fellowbondsman 
— Hezekiah Phillips; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 181. 

1794, Oct. 20. Inventory, £421.16.8; made by Abraham Swisher 
and Nicholas Dennis. File 608S. 

1791, Feb. 11. Reed, [Read] John, of Pitsgrove, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Cathren, use and profits of all lands and move- 
able estate, provided she remains my widow, for the support and 
bringing up of the family of children, until son, Samuel, is 21. Son, 
Samuel, all lands when 21; but, if he die before age, the lands are to 
be sold and the proceeds divided between the rest of my children 
[unnamed], when they respectively arrive of age. Should son, Sam- 
uel, live to 21, the moveable estate is to be equally divided between 
all my daughters [not named]. Daughter, Jemimah, (in considei'a- 
tion of my weak and inabilitated child), 80 acres of land lying on 
Sears branch. Executors — John Murphy and wife, Cattren. Wit- 
nesses—John Ayars, John Delany, Jacob Gosling. Proved Feb. 10, 
1791. Lib. 32, p. 257. 

1791, Feb. 23. Inventory, £267.3.9, made by Thomas Murphy 
and Jacob Gosling. File 18731. 

1792, Aug. 27. Reed, Sarah, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Sons, Joseph, David, Samuel and Aaron, each £36, when 21. 
Daughters, Azubah and Sarah, each £32, when 21. Residue to be 
divided between my 11 children, i.e., Isaac, James, Hannah, John, 
Pheby, Azubah, Joseph, Sarah, David, Samuel and Aaron. Execu- 
tors — friends, Isaac Reed and James Reed. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Sutten, Nathan Sutton. Proved Oct. 1, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 185. 



294 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1792, Oct. 11. Inventory, £206.5.1, made by John Armstrong 
and William Parke. File 538S. 

1793, Dec. 16. Reeve, Capt. Simon R., of Tewkesbury Twsp., 
Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, negro wench, Rachel, rid- 
ing chair and horse, household furniture, goods she brought with her 
and £100 received with her at marriage; also one cow and £30 
yearly. Son, Robert, £100. Sons, John and Robert, an equal share 
of remainder of real and personal. Executors — friends. Rev. Joseph 
Rue, of Pennington, John Mehelm, of Plukemin, brother-in-law, 
Jonas Addoms, of New York, and son, John Reeve. Witnesses — 
John Fisher, Abart Voorhies, Sally Clark, Moses Scott. Proved Feb. 
18, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 120. 

1794, Feb. 13. Inventory, £1,176.15.10; also bonds to the amount 
of £302.8 ( Vt. belonging to the testator, the other Vs, to Samuel Bay- 
ard) ; made by Abraham Van Doren and John Wyckoff. File 1689J. 

1791, Apr. 7. Reinhart, John, of Tewksbury Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Godfrey Reinhart. Fellowbondsman — Baltus 
Reinhard; both of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 374; File 1571J. 

1791, Aug. 2. Rettinghousen, Peter, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, privilege of house, with choice of house- 
hold goods, and to be maintained by son, Elisha, as long as she re- 
mains my widow. Son, Elisha, all lands and tenements. Son, Will- 
iam, £7'5, to be paid by Elisha 1 year after the decease of my wife. 
Son, Elijah, £75, to be paid the same. Grandson, Adam, son of Peter 
Rettinghousen, £5, when 21. Daughter, Mary Hill, 5 shillings. 
Daughter, Catharine Lands, £10. Daughters, Elizabeth and Anne 
Rettinghousen, £20, each. (All cash legacies to be paid by son Elisha 
1 year after the decease of wife.) Executors — wife, Sarah, and son, 
Elisha Rettinghousen. Witnesses — Peter Case, John Pettit, Uriah 
Bonham. Proved Sept. 12, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 357. 

1791, Sept. 9. Inventory, £196.18.10, made by Uriah Bonham 
and John Rockafellow. File 1573J. 

1790, May 22. Reyerse, George, of Pachquenack, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use and profits of estate while my widow. Eld- 
est son, Abraham, 40 shillings for his birthright, and all my lands 
at New Foundland, subject to directions. Son, John, lands whereon 
I now dwell, and 19 acres upon Pachquenack Brook; also lot of land 
in Morris Co., between John Yellis Mandeville and John J. Mande- 
ville; provided he shall again become compos mentis; if not, son, 
Abraham, to have lands devised to son, John; and lands at New 
Foundland, devised to son, Abraham, shall belong to my daughter, 
Mary, (wife of George L. Reyerse) my daughter, Ann, (wife of 
Henry Cook) and daughter, Elizabeth (wife of John Van Winkell) ; 
(Elizabeth's share to her 2 sisters if she becomes a widow without 
issue). Daughters, Mary Reyerse, and Elizabeth Van Winkell, tract 
of land in Morris Co., whereon Volkert Volkertson lives (180 acres), 
in equal shares. Daughter, Ann Cook, lot upon road to Tewachgaw, 
adjoining Albert Terhune's land (100 acres). To my 5 children, 
each an equal share of my interest in the copper mine of 24 acres 
upon Pegually Mountain, Sussex Co., in partnership with Reading 
and others; also my equal half of 10 acres in partnership with Peter 
Berry and Martin Berry on the mountain, 1 mile from Berry's house; 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 295 

also all other lands and personal estate after decease or reniarriage 
of my wife. Should son, John, remain non-compos mentis, he is to 
be maintained by other children out of estate. Executors — son, 
Abraham Reyerse, son-in-law, George L. Reyerse, and daughter, 
Elizabeth Van Winkell. Witnesses — Roelof Jacobus, Nicholas Jones, 
Jane Jacobus. Proved June 19, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 2; File 2202B. 

1794, Aug. 6. Reynehl, Christopher, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— George Bidleman, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Joseph Beavers, of Alexandria Twsp., said Co. Lib. 35, p. 139. 

1794, July 4. Inventory, £203.14.11; made by David McFerson 
and Henry Clifton. File 1690J. 

1793, Jan. 28. Reynolds, Margery, of the Eastern Precinct, Som- 
erset Co. Ward. Daughter of John Reynolds, of said Co., dec'd. Said 
ward makes choice of Abraham Staats as her Guardian. Fellowbonds- 
man — Christeyoan Van Nortwick; both of said place. 

Lib. 33, p. 275; File 923R. 

1795, June 2. Rhea, Aaron, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — David 
Rhea. Jr. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Rhea; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 528; File 7297-7298M 
1793, Dec. 17. Ribble, George, Jr., of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Andrew Banghart. Fellowbondsman Barnabas Bang- 
hart; both of said place. 

Lib. 33, p. 340. 

1793, Dec. 23. Inventory, £76.19.1%; made by Joseph Coats and 
Cornelius Albertson. File '573S. 

1794, Feb. 27. Rice, Jacob, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Zeruiah, dwelling house with 1 acre and household furn- 
iture, while widow; also son Andrew to deliver provisions to her. 
Son, Andrew, farm he now lives on and residue; he paying other 
legacies. Daughters, Catharine Sarcsman and Elizabeth Main, each 
£70. Grandchildren, Jacob and Catharine Teter (children of Peter 
Teter's first wife), £50. Granddaughter, Catharine (daughter of son 
Jacob, dec'd), £10. Executors — wife and friend, George Armstrong. 
Witnesses — Edward Taylor, James Lloyd and Richard Hunniwell. 
Proved Feb. 13, 1795. Lib. 36, p. 125. 

1795, Feb. 5, Inventory, £102.6.6; made by Jacob Stinson and 
John Mingle. File 647S. 

1773, Mar. 3. Richard, Elizabeth, relict of Paul Richard, late of 
the City of New York, dec'd; will of. To be buried by side of hus- 
band in Trinity Church, New York. To Capt. Stephen Richard, of 
Elizabethtown (brother of dec'd husband), silver decanter and his 
father's picture. To Gerty Randall (wife of Capt. Thomas Randall, 
of New York City), silver tankard. To Elizabeth Crooke (daughter 
of Robert Crooke), pair of silver salt cellars, silver porringer and 
small silver waiter which belonged to her grandfather. To Paul 
Richard Randall (son of Capt. Thomas Randall), piece of plate 
valued @ £20. To niece, Elizabeth Sherbrook, (wife of Miles Sher- 
brook, of New York City), silver coffee pot. To Elizabeth Garland 
Brown (daughter of William Brown, of New York City), piece of 
plate valued @ £25. To Paul Richard Brown (son of said William 
Brown), silver porringer with cover and silver soup spoon. To the 
Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New York in communion with 



296 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

the Church of England, £300; the interest to be applied for the bene- 
fit of the poor children of Trinity Church School. To cousin, Mary 
Bache, of Preston, County of Lancashire, England (widow of Will- 
iam Bache, dec'd), £500. In case she predeceases testatrix, £400 of 
of the £500 as follows: Lydia Bache, Martha Bache and Anna Maria 
Bache (daughters of said Mary Bache) each £100; remainder to 
residue. To Elizabeth Garland Bache (daughter of kinsman Theophi- 
lact Bache), wearing apparel, gold watch and £400 with interest, 
when 21. To Adam Engler (formerly lived with Theophilact Bache), 
£25. To Ismay Burnett (widow of George Burnett, dec'd, of New 
York City), £25. Paul Richard Bache (son of Theophilact Bache), 
1000 acres in Albany Co., lot No. 5, purchased of Gerard G. Beek- 
man in company with Isaac Low, when of age. Kinsman, Theoplilact 
Bache, merchant of New York City, the residue; also Executor. Wit- 
nesses — William Manoe, Richard Allen and David Matthew. Proved 
Mar. 31, 1795, at New York City. Lib. 36, p. 1; File 8432-8437G. 

1793, June 10. Richards, Aaron, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
James Brown and Susannah Richards, of said Co. Fellowbondsman 
— Joseph Barnet, of Middlesex Co. Lib. 33, p. 216. 

1793, June 12. Inventory, £1244.8.1; made by Daniel Marsh and 
Amos Morse. File 7738-7745G. 

1792, Apr. 9. Richards, John, of Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Mary, one acre, including house, one horse, side saddle, one 
cow and sundry household articles. Son, John, 100 acres of home 
place. Son, William, land bought of Samuel Burge; should he die 
without issue, said land to be sold and proceeds divided amongst 
James Springer, Elizabeth Cozens, Mary Chew, Benjamin Richards, 
Sarah Johnston and Cattrena Spott. Son, Benjamin, £20, to be paid 
by son, John. Executors — Mary Richards and John Sparks. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Laning, Jr., Ephraim Miller, Ruth Sparks. Proved 
May 7, 1794. Lib. 3'5, p. 71. 

1794, May 9. Renunciation by Mary Richards. 

1794, Apr. 30. Inventory, £190.8.3; made by Nathaniel Chew and 
William Sweeten. File 1905H. 

1793, Nov. 12. Richards, John, of Batsto Iron Works, Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Father, William Richards, Sr., V2 of commissions 
due for business lately transacted in Philadelphia. Mother, Mary 
Richards, £20, one black mare and chaise. Sister, Abigail Richards, 
£50. Brother, Samuel Richards, the residue, and sole Executor. Wit- 
nesses — John P. Yates, Uriah Hilliard. Proved Feb. 5, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 460; File 11559C. 

1794, Jan. 24. Richardson, Carman, of Cape May Co.; will of. 
Wife, Theoda, all estate, to maintain and bring up my children. 
Should wife die, estate to be divided between children (not named) ; 
should children die, estate to wife. To brother. Reaver Richardson, 
15 shillings. Sister, Sally Richardson, and brother, Joshua Richard- 
son, each 15 shillings, to be paid by Executrix. Witnesses — Joseph 
Hughes, Mary Wolson, Martha Hindel. Proved July 24, 1794. 

1794, July 24. Int. No executor having been named. Adm'x — 
Theoda Richardson. Fellowbondsman — Robert Edmunds; both of 
said Co. Lib. 35, p. 108; File 611E. 

1788, Aug. 23. Richardson, Joseph, Sr., of Burlington Twsp. and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 297 

Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, household goods she brought with her and 
her cow; also, to have room in house and to be provisioned by my 3 
sons and paid £3 yearly, while my widow. Son, John, £10, and house 
my cousin Samuel Richardson now lives in. Son, Benjamin, my ap- 
prentice lad, George Hutchinson, during his apprenticeship. Daugh- 
ters, Ann Schuyler and Mary English, £40 each. Sons, John, Joseph 
and Benjamin, all real with residue of personal; to be equally divided 
between them. Executors — sons, John, Joseph and Benjamin. Wit- 
nesses — Philip Bowne, Joseph Brown, Elijah Clark. Proved Feb. 
18, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 361. 

1792, Feb. 17. Inventory, £274.15.3%; made by Philip Bowne 
and Daniel Hancock. File 11462C. 

1793, Oct. 13. Ridgway, Caleb, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— John Tonkin and William Corlis. Fellowbondsman — Israel Ton- 
kin; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 53. 

1793, Nov. 11. Inventory, £487.6.11; made by William Irick and 
Joseph Burr. File 11511C. 

1794, Mar. 10. Ridgway, David, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— David Ridgway and Richard Ridgway. Fellowbondsman — Solomon 
Thomas. Lib. 33, p. 480; File ir560C. 

1795, Mar. 9. Ridgway, James, of Little Eggharbour Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co., single man; will of. Youngest brother. Job Ridgway, all 
lands, when 21. 3 elder brothers and 2 sisters, i.e., Isaac Ridgway, 
Jeremiah Ridgway, Asa Ridgway, Elizabeth Ridgway and Phebe 
Ridgway, remainder of personal estate to be divided between them; 
sister Phebe's share to be held in trust until 18. Executors — brothers, 
Jeremiah and Asa Ridgway. Witnesses — Phebe Hubbs, Samuel Carr 
and Eli Mathis, Jr. Proved Oct. 27, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 237. 

1795, Aug. 20. Inventory, £131.3.1; made by Thomas Bellangee 
and Eli Mathis. File 11620C. 

179S, July 20. Ridgway, Job, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jonathan Ridgway. Fellowbondsman — Henry Ridgway; both of said 
Co. Lib. 35, p. 255; File 11621C. 

1793, Nov. 5. Ridgway, Joseph, of Willingborough Twsp., Burling- 
to Co. Int. Adm'rs — Prudence Ridgway and Benjamin Ridgway. 
Fellowbondsman — John How; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 48. 

1793, Nov. 13. Inventory, £760.15.2; made by David Stokes and 
Paul Wilmerton. File 11512C. 

1794, Apr. 7. Rieves, Ruth, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — An- 
drew Higgins. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Eldredge; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 109 

1794, Apr. 12. Inventory, £85.12.10%; made by Robert Parsons 

and Aaron Eldredge. File 610E. 

1785, Aug. 24. Riggs, Gideon, Sr., of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, Joseph, 23 acres adjoining 40 acres for which he has 
a deed. Sons, Gideon and Josiah, each 63 acres. Youngest son, 
Aaron, 25 acres on easterly side of farm by land of James Miller and 
Samuel Oliver. The 4 sons, 50 acres in Roxbury near the Great Pond, 
divided between them. Grandson, Jepthah Waid, £15, when of age. 
Granddaughter, Elect Waid, my bed and bedding. Daughter, Phebe 



298 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Tarbel, £20, and 1 looking glass. To Phebe Pruden, (daughter of 
Abigail Pruden), a feather bed. Youngest daughter, Rachel, 2 beds, 
1 gum cupboard, 1 large Bible, large looking glass; also, £50, a hunt- 
ing saddle, a young mare and a cow, also the privilege of living in 
my house while unmarried. Grandchildren, Ebenezer, Anna, John 
and Sarah Pruden, (sons and daughters of John Pruden), each £5. 
Residue to be divided as executors see fit. Executors — sons, Joseph 
and Gideon Riggs. Witnesses — Jeames Eddy, Thomas Eddy and 
Thomas Miller. ^ Proved Mar. 18, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 324. 

1786, Feb. 6. Inventorv, £126.12.9; made by Seth Crowell and 
Philip Lindsly. File 827N. 

1794, Nov. 24. Righter, Gasper, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth Righter and Daniel Prince Crane. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Osborn; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 158. 

1794, Nov. 22. Inventory, £483.14.6; made by John Ball and 
Thomas Osborn, Jr.; also by Joseph Righter, dec'd. File 859N. 

1791, Feb. 16. Roberts, John, Sr., of Burlington Twsp., and Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, 1 bed and 2/11 of estate. Real and per- 
sonal property to be sold and divided between wife and children. 
Sons, William, John and Joshua, each 2/11 of proceeds. Daughters, 
Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary, each 1/11 of proceeds. Mary and Joshua, 
the 2 youngest children, to be put out to trades. Executors — wife, 
Margaret, and sons, William and John. Witnesses — John Stokes, 
William Stockton and Asa Garwood. Proved Apr. 15, 1793. 

Lib. 33, p. 1. 

1793, Apr. 13. Inventory, £406.4.8; made by Samuel Haines and 

William Bunting. File 11513C. 

1793, Sept. 26. Roberts, Jobn, Jr., of Burlington Twsp., and Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Margaret Roberts and William Roberts. Fellowbonds- 
man — Amos Hutchin; all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 51. 

1793, Sept. 19. Inventory, £319.11.9; made by William Bunting. 

File 11514C. 

1792, Mar. 29. Roberts, Joshua, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co. ; 
will of. Wife, Rebekah, one horse and one cow, % of personal prop- 
erty and privileges of house while widow. Son, Samuel, 33 acres oflF 
home plantation adjoining land of Thomas Stites, Samuel Roberts 
and Jeremiah Matlack; also plantation purchased of Job Haines with 

lot of land in Burlington, %, part of pine land and cedar swamp and 
Vz of residue of personal property. Son, William, remainder of home 
plantation, i/4 part of pine land and cedar swamp and % of residue 
of personal property. Sons, Joseph and John, £10, and the other Vz 
part of pine and cedar swamp to be divided between them. Daughter, 
Rebecca (wife of Hugh Cowperthwaite), £50. Executors — sons, 
William and Samuel Roberts. Witnesses — John Collins, Jeremiah 
Matlack and George Matlack. Proved Mar. 20, 1795. 

Lib. 35, p. 250. 

1795, Nov. 11. Inventory, £1232.8.1; made by Thomas Thome 
and John Collins. File 11622C. 

1794, Sept. 17. Robertson, Alexander, of Morristown, Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Isabella Robertson. Fellowbondsmen — Jonathan Stiles 
and Alexander Carmichael; all of said place and Co. Lib. 35, p. 156. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 299 

1794, Sept. 5. Inventory, £640.8.0; made by Jonathan Stiles and 
Israel Rickey. File 8 6 ON. 

1791, Oct. 12. Robins, Grace, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Asa Runyon. Fellowbondsman — Philip Runyon; both of said Co. 

Lib. 32, p. 464. 

1791, Oct. 13. Inventory, £169.1.3; made by Philip Runyon and 
Benjamin Blackford. File 7871-7874L. 

1794, July 7. Robins, Moses, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Rhodah Robins. Fellowbondsman — William Holmes; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 424. 
1794, July 5. Inventory, £116.19.0; including a negro wench; 
made by John C. Imlay and William Holmes at Toms River. 

File 7095-7098M. 

1794, Feb. 22. Robinson, Martha Elizabeth, of Gloucester Co. 
Ward. Daughter of John Robinson, of said Co., dec'd. Said ward 
being out of the Wardship of her Guardian in Soccage, makes choice 
of Elijah Cozens; Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Lippincott; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 83; File 1906H. 

1795, Mar. 17. Robinson, William, Jr., of Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Son of William Robinson of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Moses 
Veal, Guardian. Fellowbondsman — William Smith; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 306; File 1973H. 

1795, Dec. 7. Robinson, William, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Lydia Robinson. Fellowbondsman— John Pew; 
both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 299. 

1795, Oct. 26. Inventory, £233.5.9; made by Henry Roe and John 
Pew. File 1972H. 

1780, May 2. Rockhill, Ann, late Aaironson, of Burlington Co.; 
will of. After the decease of my present husband, David Rockhill, 
I dispose of a house and lot of land in Northampton that I bought 
(during my widowhood) of William Fennimore unto my 4 children, 
i.e., Isaac Miller, Amos Miller, Martha Gibson and Edith Bailey; ex- 
cept £10 out of the above premises I give to my grandson, Benajah 
Harvey . [No executor named in will and no papers of administra- 
tion issued.] Proved Oct. 20, 1790. Lib. 38, p. 337; File 11877C. 

1795, Oct. 2. Rockhill, Thomas, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife (name not given), choice of room in house and 
£8 yearly to be paid by son Clement. Son, Clement, home planta- 
tion, adjoining lands of Joseph Talman, Richard Buff in and others; 
also a piece of cedar swamp in Monmouth Co., being part of a branch 
called Black Swamp, adjoining lands of James Craft and Nathaniel 
Pope; he paying the other bequests. Son, David, £40. Daughter, 
Theodosia Price, £12.10. Daughters, Sarah and Mercy Rockhill, 
£25 each. Son, Thomas, £60, when 21. Daughter, Rezinah, £25, 
when 18. Son, Joshua, residue of estate. Executors — William Wil- 
son and son, Clement Rockhill. Witnesses — Nathan Rockhill, Caleb 
Rockhill and Nathan Barber. Proved Nov. 6, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 213. 

1795, Nov. 23. Inventory, £536.2.; made by Nathan Rockhill and 
Samuel Rockhill. File 11623C. 

1795, Feb. 7. Rodgers, Henry, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — 



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Peter Wykoff and Peter Probasco. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel 
Ayers; all of said Co. Witnesses — Joanna Mehelm and Martha Mc- 
Eowen. Lib, 33, p. 540; File 998R. 

1794, June 12. Roe, Elias and Matthew, of Bergen Co. Wards. 
Said wards being legatees of the Rev. Peter Leight, of said Co., 
dec'd. Guardian — John E. Van Buschoten, of Dutchess Co., N. Y. 
Fellowbondsman — Jacob De Groot, of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 70; File 2423B. 

1794, June 12. Roe, John and Samuel, of Bergen Co. Wards. 
Said wards being legatees of the Rev. Peter Leight, of said Co., 
dec'd. Guardian — John E. Van Bunschoten, of Dutchess Co., N. Y. 
Fellowbondsman — Jacob DeGroot, of said Co. 

Lib. 3'5, p. 70; File 2421B. 

1792, Sept. 26. Roelofson, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Isaac Roelofson. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Smith; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 147. 

1792, Sept. 26. Renunciation of Elizabeth Roelofson, the mother 
of said John, dec'd. 

1792, Sept. 18. Inventory, £108.3.3; made by John Sharp and 
Isaac Smith. File 80 IN. 

1792, Oct. 19. Roger, John, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. All my negroes that are 21, and the others as they reach the 
age of 21, to be given their liberty. To Ezekiel Rogers, son of Isaac 
Rogers, homestead plantation (he to close wall round my burying 
ground) ; also, to provide for any of the negroes in their old age. 
To Robert Rogers (son of brother, Robert Rogers), plantation in 
Nottingham township, Burlington Co. Sister, Mary Rogers, £20. To 
Sarah Hartupee (daughter of Andrew Hartupee), £25. To Daniel 
Hartupee (son of Andrew Hartupee), house with 10 acres at Mill- 
stone, that was his father's. To William and Charles Hartupee 
(sons of Andrew Hartupee), remainder of tract at Millstone. To 
Rachel Vinah and Catherine Hartupee (daughters of Charles Hartu- 
pee), house and lot that was their father's at Hightstown. To 
brothers (living at time of my decease), the residue. Executors — 
Ezekiel and Robert Rogers, N. B. Brother, Amos Rogers, to be first 
Executor. Witnesses — Isaac Combs, Robert Rogers and Thomas 
Pryor. Proved Nov. 27, 1793. Lib. 33, p. 218. 

1793, Nov. 26. Inventory, £973.14.9; made by William Coven- 
hoven and John Flock. File 8259-8266L. 

1791, May 17. Rogers, James, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Both real and personal property to be sold, ex- 
cept a clock. Monies to be invested and kept at interest, but to be 
equally divided between my wife, Harriet, and my children, viz: Ben- 
jamin, Isaac, Samuel, William, Elizabeth, Mary and Nancy; the boys 
to receive their share when 21, and the girls when 18. Son, Samuel, 
the clock. Son, Benjamin, my silver shoe buckles and knee buckles. 
Executors — wife, Harriott, brother, Benjamin Rogers, and friend, 
William Lloyd. Witnesses — Robert Imlay, John Leland, David Can- 
non. Proved June 14, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 381. 

1792, May 8. Inventory, £308.7.10, made by William Lloyd, Ben- 
jamin Rogers, Harriott Rogers. File 6583-6588M. 

1791, Mar. 28. Rogers, Thomas, Sr., of Burlington Twsp. and Co.; 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1796 301 

•will of. Son, John Staples Rogers, home plantation with all farm- 
ing utensils; also my clock; he to pay debts and my daughter, Pheby 
Taylor, £20. Son, Thomas, 5 shillings, and a gore of land adjoin- 
ing Joseph, Jr. Daughters, Mahetabe, Mary, Martha, Ann, Patience 
and Elizabeth, 'have been like satisfied'. Executor — son, John 
Staples Rogers. Witnesses — Zachariah Antrim, Thos. Deacon and 
Wm. E. Hughes. Proved Dec. 31, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 347; File 11463C. 

1794, Apr. 7. Room, John, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Room and Barzillai Room. Fellowbonds- 
man — Jonathan Carter; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 82. 

1794, Apr. 15. Inventory, £679.2.9; made by John West and 
Jonathan Carter. File 1907H. 

1795, Mar. 16. Room, Samuel, Boaz, Jesse, Susannah, Elizabeth 
and Sarah, of Gloucester Co. Wards. Children of John Room, of 
said Co., dec'd. Petition of the mother, Elizabeth Room; the child- 
ren all being under 14. Guardian — Elizabeth Room. Fellowbonds- 
man — Uriah Paul; both of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 307; File 1971H. 

1789, June 12. Rosbrough, Margaret, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., 
spinster; will of. Moveable estate, excepting household furniture 
nventoried, and now in possession of my daughter, Lydia McCrea, 
•o be divided into 4 equal parts. Sons, John Machett, Peter Machett 
and James Bell Machett, each % part, and each to be charged with 
what he has already received. Daughter, Lydia McCrea, the other 
*/4 part, which shall include household furniture she has, and my 
negro wench. Negro wench may be sold; if so, the money to be put 
to interest, and said interest paid to my daughter, Lydia. Should 
daughter, Lydia, become a widow, she is to have the principal, if 
not, her children to have it equally divided between them at her de- 
cease. Executors — son, James Bell Machett, and nephew, Alexander 
Chambers. Witnesses — William Reeder, Eben'r Cowell, Jr. Proved 
Feb. 1, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 308. 

1791, Jan. 31. Inventory, £417.14.7, including bonds given by 
Richard McDonald and Robert Woodruff; negro wench, valued @ 
£50. Made by Ab'm Appleton and Wm. Tindall. File 1574J. 

1794, Feb. 21. Ross, George, of Elizabethtown, Essex Co.; will of. 
iVife, Jane, and sons, William and Ichabod, to have residue and re- 
mainder of real and personal. Sister, Abigail Ross, an annuity of 
£14 yearly during her life. Executors — wife, Jane, son, William, 
and friend, John Chetwood. Witnesses — Jeremiah Ballard, John 
Chetwood, Jr., John Griffith. Proved Mar. 14, 1794. 

Lib. 33, p. 359; File 8066-8069G. 

1794, Aug. 11. Ross, Hannah, of Essex Co. Ward. Daughter of 
David Ross, of said Co.; having personal estate. On petition that 
David Ross, the 4th, be appointed her Guardian. Fellowbondsman — 
David Lyon; both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 395; File 8062-8065G. 

1791, Sept. 24. Ross, Joannah, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Ross. Fellowbondsman — Christopher Mulford; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — William Turner, Jabez Campfield. 

Lib. 35, p. 29; File 774N. 

1793, Jan. 7. Rowland, George, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co. 



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Int. Adm'rs — John Rowland, of Hillsborough and David Kelly, of 
Bemardstown. Fellowbondsman — John Sebring, of Bridgewater; 
all of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 275. 

1793, Jan. 7. Renunciation by Rachel Rowland, the widow. 

1793, Jan. 9. Inventory, £250.15.3; made by John Sebring and 
Robert Bolmer. File 924R. 

1792, July 25. Roydon, Daniel, of Gloucester Co. (Late of Eng- 
land.) Int. Adm'r — (during the absence of Mary Thompson) — 
John Lee. Fellowbondsman — James Mason; both of Burlington Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 442; File 1829H. 

1792, June 20. Roydon, William, of London, England, and late of 
Philadelphia, Penna. Int. (William Roydon left a will dated May 
20, 1792; appointing John Tysack [Tizack], of the City of London, 
as his Executor. Said will being on file in the Prerogative Office, of 
Canterbury, England and (copy of) in the State of Penna. John 
Tysack, being since dec'd, and estate unadministered.) Adm'r — 
John Lee, of Northhampton Twsp., Burlington Co. Fellowbondsman 
— ^James Mason, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co. 

(Gloucester File, 1830H.) Lib. 31, p. 326. 

1792, May 15. Rue, James, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Phebe Rue. Fellowbondsman — Evert Van Wickle; both of said Co. 

Lib. 34, p. 813. 

. Inventory, £225.15.0; made by Evert Van Wickle and 

Cornelius Johnson. File 8101-8104L. 

1777, Sept. 4. Rue, John, Sr., of Matchaponix, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Seythe, £100, and to be maintained by son John. Son, 
John, all land except 27 acres whereon Mathias Johnson now lives 
which is to be sold. Family to continue on plantation until daughter 
Lydia is 18, and daughter Seity Craig to live with rest of family. 4 
youngest daughters, Eloner, Rebeckah, Elisabeth and Lidia, £100 
each. Daughters, Mary Perrine, Seity Craig, Ann Van Winckle, 
Eloner Rice, Rebeckal Rue, Elizabeth Rue and Lydia Rue, an equal 
share of remainder of movables. Executors — son John Rue and 
cousin Mathew Rue (son of Mathew). Witnesses — Cornelius John- 
son, Matthew Rue, Nathan High. Proved Nov. 16, 179'5. 

Lib. 35, p. 184. 

1796, Jan. 30. Inventory, £1157.5.6; made by Matthew Rue and 
Koert Voorhies. File 8903-8908L. 

1791, Oct. 15. Runk, William, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Runk. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Holcomb, both of Amwell 
Twsp., said Co. Lib. 32, p. 376. 

1791, Oct. 19. Inventory, £296.13.9, made by Thos. Holcomb and 
Jacob Holcomb. 

1792, Oct. 11. Account by the Adm'r. File 1'575J. 

1793, Apr. 1. Runyon, Elias, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Deborah Runyon, of said place and Moses Miller, of Somer- 
set Co. Fellowbondsman — Elias Coriell, of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 331. 

1793, Mar. 21. Inventory, £522.4.9; made by Cornelius Ludlow 

and Elias Coriell. File 828N. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 303 

1795, Jan. 20. Runyon, Elizabeth, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Thomas Crow. Fellowbondsman — Philip Gach; both of said Co. 

Lib, 3'5, p. 200; File 8693-8694L. 

1792, Nov. 13. Runyon, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Reune Runyon and Reune Runyon, Jr. Fellowbondsman — 
David Coryell; all of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 314. 

1792, Nov. 12. Renunciation by Sarah Runyon, the widow. 

1792, Nov. 14. Inventory, £557.6.11; made by David Coryell and 
Eph'm Drake. File 8105-8114L. 

1789, Sept. 3. Runyon, Joseph, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jane, 1 cow, 1 horse, my negro girl named Shalota, a 
room in my house and all furniture she needs; she to have a living 
out of the place while my widow. To brother, Peter Runyon, planta- 
tion whereon I now live; he to support my wife and negro girl, and 
pay my wife £12 yearly during her widowhood. To sisters, Anna 
Blackford, Providence Stille, Grace Robins and Rhoda Runyon, £25 
each, to be paid by brother, Peter. Brother, Philip Runyon, 40 acres 
of land purchased of the Executors of John Webster; also £100 to 
be paid by my brother Peter in 7 years. Wife, my negro boy, named 
Alias. Brother, Peter, my negroes, Joe, Sarah and Philis. Brother, 
Philip, residue of personal after it is sold and debts paid. Executors 
— brothers, Peter and Philip Runyon, and friend, Reneir Fitz Ran- 
dolph. Witnesses — Elijah Bond, Else Runyon, John Runyon. Proved 
Apr. 5, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 439. 

1791, Mar. 21. Inventory, £334.10.1; made by Joel Dunn and 
Asa Runyon. File 7875-7882L. 

1793, Dec. 23. Runyon, Thomas, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of John Runyon, of said Co., dec'd; makes choice of Reune Runyon, 
Jr., as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Reune Martin; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 233; File 8267-8270L. 

1791, Apr. 25. Runyon, Winefret, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Abraham Runyon. Fellowbondsman — Charles 
Axford; both of said Co. Lib. 32, p. 374; File 1572J. 

1792, Apr. 3. Rusell, Daniel, of Pittsgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jane, to be supported on plantation during her life. Son, 
James, chest of drawers, 2 horses, waggon and farming utensils; also 
west end of plantation as now divided, joining Benjamin Van Meter, 
Isaac Burroughs and others; also V2 of cedar swamps. Son, Ben- 
jamin, the other half or eastern end of plantation joining land of 
Colonel Cornelius Newkirk, John Stull and others; also V2 of my 
cedar swamps. Son, William, to be cared for and supported by son 
James. Son, Daniel, 20 shillings. Wife, Jane, sons, James and Ben- 
jamin, each Vs of residue. Executors — sons, James and Benjamin. 
Witnesses — William Garrison, Thomas B. Greenman, Elizabeth Van 
Meter. Proved Nov. 1, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 4'56. 

1792, Apr. 17. Inventory, £195.6.6; made by William Hampton 
and John Nealy. File 18741. 

1791, Apr. 10. Russell, Ephraim, of Deerfield Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Sons, Robert and Joseph, my mills and tract with mill 
pond of 15 acres, which I bought of my father, William Russell, also 



304 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

remainder of personal property, they to pay my daughters, Elizabeth, 
Achsah, Sarah, Adah and Lois, each £5. Son, Ephraim, 5 acres join- 
ing his other land. Son, William, remainder of the 100 acres bought 
of my father. Son, Thomas, 5 shillings. Executors — son, Robert, 
and son-in-law, David Wood. Witnesses — John Nelson, Mary Banks, 
Jedediah Davis. Proved May 17, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 272. 

1791, Apr. 21. Inventory, £22.15.0; made by Daniel Moore and 
Jedediah Davis. 

1791 . Account by Robert Russell, Executor, showing £268.- 

8.9, received from sale of lands. File 1022F. 

1792, Sept. 20. Rutan, Abraham, of Morris Co.; will of. Sons, 
Peter and Joseph, all estate both personal and real, divided between 
them; and they to pay other legacies. Sons, Samuel and Abraham, 
£15 each. Daughters, Sarah (wife of Simeon Simpson), Hannah 
(wife of John Calwall), Mary (wife of Mathias Roll), Rosanah (wife 
of Thomas Parrot), Martha (wife of Moses Camp), Anne (wife of 
Moses Squire), and Elizabeth (wife of Abraham Calwall), each £15; 
and daughter, Elizabeth, is also to have a cow. Grandchildren, chil- 
dren of John Miller, i.e., Abraham, Anne and James, each £4, when 
of age. Executors — son, Peter, and son-in-law, John Calwall. Wit- 
nesses — John Carle, Hugh Calwall, Rachel Squire. Proved Oct. 27, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 148. 

1792, Dec. 1. Inventory, £301,15., made by Hugh Calwall and 
Nathaniel Littel. File 802N. 

1795, Apr. 14. Rutan, Paul, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Paul 
Rutan. Fellowbondsman — Nicholas Van Blarcum, both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 500; File 8438-8439G. 

1790, Mar. 20. Ryder, Johannes, Sr., of Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Son, John, £5. Son, Stephen, £50. Daughters, Maria Cornell and 
Altye Van Arsdalen, each £50. Sons, John, Bernardus, William and 
Garret, the remainder of real and personal divided between them. 
Executors — sons, John, Bernardus, and William Ryder. Witnesses 
— Wm. Van Deursen, Anne Van Deursen, Henry Van Deursen. 
Proved June 10, 1795. Lib. 35, p. 183. 

1795, Mar. 19. Inventory, £162.01.3; made by John Schenck and 
John N. Hight. File 8695-8698L. 

1795, Jan. 30. Ryerson, John and Abraham, of Bergen Co. 
Wards. Sons of Thunis Ryerson, Jr., of said Co., dec'd. On petition 
of Mary Ryerson, mother of said children under 14. Guardian — 
Abraham Westervelt. Fellowbondsman — John Cutwater; both of 
said Co. Lib. 33, p. 359; File 2560B. 

1791, July 30. Ryerson, John J., of Waghrea, Saddle River Twsp., 
Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, Atticia, £10; also management and use 
of estate during term of her widowhood. Son, John, my 2 year old 
mare colt, and my gun as his birthright. After wife's decease, estate 
to be divided into 8 equal parts. Sons, John and Cornelius, each 
2/8 part. Daughters, Amatie, Leah, Jenney and Marie, each 1/8 
part. Should any child die before 18, or marriage, his or her share 
to be equally divided between the survivors. Cattle, etc., to be sold 
to pay debts. Executors — Samuel Burhance and John C. Westervelt. 
Witnesses — Francis Van Winkle, Andrew Hopper, David Archbold 
Bergen, Sr. Proved Sept. 3, 1791. Lib. 32, p. 528; File 2091B. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 305 

1795, Jan. 30. Ryerion, Theunis T. and Martin T., of Bergen Co. 
Wards. Sons of Thunis Ryerson, Jr., of said Co., dec'd. Said wards, 
being out of the Wardship of their Guardian in Soccage, make choice 
of John Cutwater, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Westervelt; 
both of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 359; File 2564B. 

1792, June 12. Ryerson, Thunis, Jr., of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Mary Ryerson. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Vanderbeck, Jr.; both of 
said Co. Lib. 34, p. 17; File 2200B. 

1794, Oct. 20. Ryerson, Tunis, Sr., of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Mary Ryerson and Richard G. Ryerson. Fellowbondsman — Isaac 
Vanderbeck; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 70; File 2441B. 

1791, Sept. 19. Ryerson, William, of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife, 
Ann, room in house and Vs of crops while my widow. Should she 
marry again, then, the househpld furniture she had at her first mar- 
riage and £20. Son, William, the homestead and V2 of tract of land 
lying between lands of the Rev. Haramanus Meyer and Daniel Dey. 
Daughter, Lena, the northermost part of lot next to Haramanus 
Meyer; also £30 to be paid in 6 years by son, William, and the privi- 
lege of dwelling while unmarried. Residue of personal to be equally 
divided between wife, Anne; daughter, Lena, and son, William. Ex- 
ecutors — son, William Ryerson and George S. Ryerson. Witnesses 
— Abm, Ryerson, Yellis Mead, Peter Van Houten. Proved Feb. 13, 
1792. Lib. 34, p. 14; File 2196B. 

1785, Nov. 8. Ryley, Mark, Sr., of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Prudence, Vs of personal property and use of planta- 
tion together with tract of land adjoining Dare and Keen; also use 
of saw mill held in partnership with Lummis and Dare, and a piece 
of salt marsh in Sayre's Neck below John Bowers; all while widow. 
Sons, Daton and Ephraim (after wife's decease or marriage), the 
home plantation and salt marsh on Sayre's Neck; except a few acres 
on north side of saw-mill pond, which I give to my daughter, Elisa- 
beth. Son, James, land adjoining the Dares and Keen; except 6 acres 
in southeast corner which I give to my son, Daniel; and also except- 
ing a small piece on the left side of road leading from the bridge 
where Monce Keen's line crosses the road, which I give to my daugh- 
ter Ruth. Sons, Daton and James, my property in the saw-mill, after 
wife's decease or marriage. Sons, Mark and Daniel, a plantation ad- 
joining lands of Levi Dare, Thomas Joslin and others. Sons, Ephraim, 
one moiety of a piece of cedar swamp upon the head of Mamantico; 
the other V2 part to be divided between sons, Daton and James. Son, 
Mark, % of cedar swamp on Manaway, being part of Hood's tract; 
the other Vs part to son Daniel. Daughters, Ruth, Elizabeth, Rachel 
and Mary, the remaining % of personal to be divided between them. 
Executors — wife, Prudence and son, Daton. Witnesses — Ebenezer 
Elmer, Benjamin Sayre and Sarah Sayre. Proved May 2, 1795. 

Lib. 36, p. 110; File 1084F. 

1784, June 10. Salle, Daniel, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of house and lot and residue of 
personal property, while widow. Son, John, house and land. Grand- 
son, John Salle, £5, when 21. Daughter, Anne, bed, cupboard and 
tea table. Executrix — ^wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Matthais Bur- 
net, David Burnet and John Tuttle. Proved May 10, 1791. 

Lib. 36, p. 9; File 7366-7367G. 



306 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

1795, Sept. 9. Sanders, Ephraim, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jacob Canfield. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Burt, of Barnetts 
Town, said Co. 

1795, Sept. 5. Inventory, £105.18.3; made by Samuel Woodward 
and Nathaniel Burt. Lib. S3, p. 541; File 989R. 

1795, Mar. 12. Sanderson, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Elizabeth Sanderson and Joseph Griffith. Fellowbondsman — Josiah 
Clark; all of said Co. Lib. 35, p. 305. 

179'5, Mar. 17. Inventory, £333.6.3; made by John Wild and 
Josiah Clark. File 1975H. 

1793, Jan. 10. Sanford, Robert, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Abraham Sanford. Fellowbondsman — William Sanford; both of said 
Co. Lib. 33, p. 331; File 829N. 

1791, Feb. 3. Saanders, William, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Prudence, 3 beds, 2 cows of her choosing. Real 
estate to be equally divided between my 6 children, John, Mary, Ann, 
Sarah, William and Isaac. Personal estate to wife and the 6 chil- 
dren, computing what John, Mary, Ann and Sarah have each re- 
ceived. Executrix — ^wife. Prudence. Witnesses — Allen Congleton, 
Jr., John Tuft and Andrew Philpot. Proved May 14, 1791. 

Lib. 32, p. 242. 

1793, May 15. Bond. Prudence Saunders, the Executirx, being 
deceased, and Philip Acton appointed Adm'r cum testamento an- 
nexo, being also deceased, and the estate left unadministered, Will- 
iam Thompson and John Powner are appointed Adm'rs. Fellowbonds- 
man — William Dickeson, Sam'l Kay. File 1863Q. 

1794, Jan. 31. Saundress, Francis, Sr., of Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, residue. Son, Francis, £5. To Andrew Davis (son 
of wife), a grindstone. Executrix — wife, Elizabeth Saundress. Wit- 
nesses — Francis Jolly and William Mapes. Proved Feb. 22, 1794. 

Lib. 36, p. 218; File 1908H. 

1795, April 2. Savacool, William, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — John Holmes and Coonrod Arwine. Fellowbondsmen — 
Jacob Savacool and John Savacool; all of said Co. Lib. 36, p. 134. 

1795, April 1. Inventory, £417.2.; made by Jacob Coursen and 
John Solomon Teetzel. File 650S. 

1795, Feb. 26. Say, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Lemuel 
Cobb. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Canfield; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 499; File &440-8443G. 

1791, Aug. 25. Sayre, Thomas, Sr., of Lower Alloways Creek, 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Rachel, % profits of lands and Va of per- 
sonal. Grandson, Edward Sayre, tract of land in Hell Neck, pur- 
chased of Ephraim Mulford (being remainder of tract on which 
Owen Bowen lives). Daughter-in-law, Prudence Sayre (with Reuel 
Sajnre) to sell all or part of tract of land purchased of Shepard 
Bacon, with 9 acres of marsh (both in Cumberland Co.), and the 
proceeds or rents to be equally divided between the children of David 
Sayre, i.e., Edward, Dorcas, Hannah and Temperance, when of age. 
To Reuel Sayre, plantation whereon he now lives from Finlaw's line 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 307 

to Scudder's line, excepting lot sold to Hannah Baker. To Joseph 
Sayre, plantation whereon he now lives (between home place and 
plantation given to Reuel Sayre), excepting lot sold to Mary Taylor. 
Son, Dennis, plantation purchased of John Ashworth, adjoining home 
plantation. Son, Thomas, remainder of home plantation running 
northerly to Jeremiah Powell's land. Son, William, piece of land 
between Reuel's and Joseph's. To my 3 children, Dennis, Rachel and 
William, remainder of personal to be divided between them. Execu- 
tor — son, Dennis Sayre. Witnesses — Abbot Sayre, William Wood, 
Esther Donelson. Proved Jan. 8, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 97. 

[Relationship of Reuel and Joseph Sayre to testator, Thomas 
Sayre, is not disclosed.] File 207'5L 

1792, Apr. 5. Sayres, Matthias, Sr., of Essex Co.; will of. Land 
bought of Jesse Miller and John Bryant to be sold. Wife, Patience, 
£35, and the use of remainder of real and personal estate while my 
widow. Son, Caleb Smith Sayres, £5. Sons, Aaron and Noah, all 
lands and tenements after wife's decease or marriage. Son, Mat- 
thias, to be educated to be a doctor. Daughter, Cloe Sayres, £40, 
after decease of wife. Daughter, Patience, £40. Executors — friend, 
William Baker, and son, Aaron Sayres. Witnesses — Charles Gilman, 
Moses D'Camp, Jesse Clarke. Proved Apr. 17, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 39^ 

1792, Apr. 14. Inventory, £406.19.4, made by Moses DeCamp and 
Jesse Clarke. File 7558-7563G. 

1792, Apr. 20. Sayres, Noah, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Mat- 
thias Sayres, of said Co., deceased; makes choice of Caleb Smith 
Sayres, of Pennsylvania, as his Guardian. Fellowbondsman — Will- 
iam Baker, of said Co. Lib. 34, p. 43; File 7554-7'557G. 

1795, Feb. 2. Sayrs, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adni'r — Jacob 
Brookfield. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Brookfield; both of said Co. 

Lib. 33, p. 499. 

1795, Mar. 5, Inventory, £51.17.6; made by Elias Reeve and John 
CuUey. File 8444-8449G. 

1787, Aus. 15. Schanck, Jane, of Middletown Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., widow of Garret Schanck, dec'd; will of. Children — Garret 
Schanck, Eleanor Van Brunt, Anne Denice, John Schanck, Sarah 
WicofF, Mary Polhemus, Jane Denice, Catherine Denice and Coloache 
Denice (wife of Jaquish Denice). Daughter, Coloache Denice, house 
and lot in New Frick, Long Island, whereon she and her husband 
now live, during her life; after death of daughter, Coloache, the 
property to be divided between the other 8 children. The other 6 
daughters (above named) to have movables divided between them. 
Executors — son, John, and son-in-law, Tobias Polhemus. Witnesses 
— Cornelius Covenhoven, Sr., Cornelius Covenhoven, Jr. and John 
Cook. Proved Feb. 22, 1792. Lib. 34, p. 332. 

1792, Feb. 21. Inventory, £785.11.21/2; made by John Schanck 
and Cornelius Covenhoven, Jr. File 6761-6764M. 

1791, Jan. 18. Schellenger, Lydia, of Cape May Co., widow; will 
of. To Mercy Curry, Judith Taylor and Daniel Taylor (children of 
my brother, John Taylor), each £6 with interest, when of age. Negro 
slaves called, Sally Frederick, Wanton Frederick, Prince Frederick, 



308 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

Amy Frederick, Thomas Frederick and Ishmal Frederick, to be set 
free. To Cornelius Bennett and Judith Mills, the residue. Execu- 
tors — friends, Elijah Hughes and Nezer Swain. Witnesses — John 
Clunk, Patience Ciark, Nezer Swain. Proved May 26, 1792. 

Lib. 34, p. 463. 

1792, May . Inventory, £64.8.9%; made by Jacocks Swain 

and Eleazar Hand. File •579E. 

1791, Jan. 25. Schenck, Cornelis, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Van Derveer. Fellowbondsman — John Lloyd; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Wni. Haight and Thos. Henderson. 

Lib. 32, p. 408; File 6601-6602M. 

1794, June 9. Sclienck, Garret, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Anne, negro wench, Cate; also her maintenance 
on place by son, Jacob. Son, John, negro man, James; also £70 
(payable V2 by son Jacob, Vz by son William). Son, Ralph, £100 
and negro man, Joe, and negro girl, Sid; also, £70 (payable by sons, 
Jacob and William). Son, Jacob, negro man, Moses, and negro 
wench, Sal; also westerly part of home plantation on road leading 
from the Dutch to the Old Presbyterian meeting house by lands 
formerly of Cornelius Quick, between farms of Abraham Williamson 
and Peter Prall, together with residue of real. Son, Abraham, £50, 
negro boy, Sam, and girl, Judith; also £70 (payable by sons Jacob 
and William). Son, William, other V2 of home plantation, V2 of 
lands purchased of Abraham Williamson and V2 of woodlot in Hope- 
well Twsp. Daughter, Anne (wife of Adam Bellis), £40 (payable 
by son, Jacob), and negro girl, Patt. Daughter, Mary (wife of John 
Quick), £40 (payable by son, William) and negro girl, Bett. Grand- 
sons, Peter and Ralph Quick (sons of daughter, Lenah), £60 from 
sale of negro wench, Patt, daughter of Dinah (payable by son-in- 
law, Cornelius Quick, their father) ; also, each £25 (payable by son 
William), when 21. Residue to be divided between the 5 sons. 
Brother, Ralph Schenck, and friends, Paul Kuhl and John Lequear, 
to advise if there be any dispute in settlement. Executors — sons, 
John, Ralph and Jacob. Witnesses — Tunis Quick, John Lyst, Titus 
Quick, 

1794, June 22. Codicil. Wife, Anne, one bed and furniture, one 
horse and wagon, one cow and sole privilege of westerly part of 
house. Sons to make private vendue to dispose of residue. Negro 
wench, Dinah, and her daughter, Hannah, to be maintained out of 
estate. Witnesses — Daniel Logan, John Lyst, Isaace Moore. Proved 
Oct. 9, 1794. Lib. 35, p. 134. 

1794, Sept. 4-5. Inventory, £1,018.19.2, including 9 negroes; 
made by Paul Kuhl and John Williamson. 

1796, Aug. 3. Account by the 3 Executors. File 1691J. 

1795, Mar. 20. Schenck, Garret A,, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Charles Bartley. Fellowbondsman — Henry Dye; both of said Co. 

Lib. 35, p. 200. 

179'5, Mar. 19. Inventory, £162.01.3; made by John Schenck and 

John N. High. File 8701-8704L. 

1794, Sept. 29. Schenck, John, Sr., of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mariah, 4 horses, 5 milk cows, 5 young cattle, 
15 sheep, riding chair, wagon, farming utensils, all household furni- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS— 1791-1795 309 

ture, Vs of profits of home plantation and use of house, while my 
widow. Son, Ruleff, 340 acres, part of my purchase in the Western 
Territory in Simses [Symmes] Settlement on the Miamies, [Ohio]; 
the same being valued at £111, and so charged against his share of 
my estate. The remaining part of said tract on the Miamies, valued 
@ £111, to any one of my sons who v/ill take it as a part of his 
share. Daughter, Mary Schenck, £100 above her equal share. Sons, 
John, William, Isaac and Garret, to be bound out to such trades as 
each shall choose. Farm to be rented and remainder sold and used 
for support of children until of age. After wife marries, or dies, 
plantation to be sold and proceeds divided in equal shares among all 
the children. Executors — friends, John Schenck, Jr., of Penns Neck, 
Peter Vandeveer, of Monmouth, and son, Jacob Schenck. (Recom- 
mends son, Jacob, to take home plantation). Witnesses — Jonathan 
Combs, Andrew Bowne, Garret Schenck. Proved Oct. 15, 1794. 

Lib. 34, p. 509. 

1794, Oct. 14. Inventory, £812.12.11; made by Garret Schenck 

and John Cox. File 8325-8332L. 

1793, Sept. 7. Schenck, Limas, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Elisha Walton, of said Co. Lib. 33, p. 255. 

1793, Oct. 4. Inventory, £8.11.; made by Jacob Pittenger and 
David Rhea. File 69'51-6954M. 

1794, May 19. Schenck, Marten, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, all real and personal while widow; should she marry again to 
have one black slave and an equal share with all the children. Chil- 
dren (not named), an equal division after wife's decease or marriage. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, son, John Schenck, and John Gerretson 
[Garrison]. Witnesses — Roeloff Voorhees, John Auten, Charity 
Stoothoff. Proved Apr. 14, 1795. Lib. 33, p. 529; File 990R. 

1791, June 4. Schillenger, Jacob, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Richard Shaw. Fellowbondsman — Robert Corgie; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Constant Hughes, Samuel Eldredge, Jacob Eldredge. 

Lib. 32, p. 301. 

1791, June 4. Renunciation by Martha Schillenger, the widow. 

1791, June 8. Inventory, £30.9.10; made by Robert Corgie and 
Jacob Richardson. File 561E. 

1795, June 9. Schuurman, John, of the City of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Anne, house and land whereon I now 
live bought of Reynear Smock; also 2 beds, china, silver and other 
furniture; also negro wench, Susan, 1 cow and 3/lOths of residue. 
Son, James, houses and lots of land lying in New Brunswick; the 
first is where said James now lives with all houses, store-houses and 
dock, being 120 foot front and the same breadth at low water; the 
second lot is opposite the former being lot bought of Jacob P'isher, 
and also 2 lots of land with one dwelling house near the stone quarry 
at lower end of the city, bought of David Ogden and Peter Wickkof ; 
also land of the Estate of Philip French, dec'd, by deed from Abra- 
ham Schuyler, Sheriff excepting 3 lots otherwise bequeathed; also 
rights of %th of the "Sloop Catherine"; also farm utensils, roan 
horse, young bay and 4/10 of residue. Son-in-law, Peter Vreden- 
burgh, meadow to the northwest of drift road between Colonel Bay- 



310 NEW JERSEY POST-REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTS 

ard on the one side and Mathew Egerton and others on the other side 
containing 5 acres being lot No. 25; also £200. Daughter, Elizabeth 
and her husband David Nevius, farm in Middlebush, Somerset Co. of 
156 acres bought of Captain Henry O'Harro; also £200. To William 
Van Deusen and Anne, his wife, lot No. 6 on drift road containing 
5 acres, being between his land and land of John Henry; also 3/10 
of residue. To John Thompson and Jane Thompson, his wife, house 
and lot of land whereon they now live and lot of land along the drift 
road between land of John Voorhees and Peter Thompson his son, 
being lot No. 11 of '5 acres; also £150. To John Vredenburgh and 
Peter Vredenburgh (sons of daughter Margaret), £500 each, when 
of age. To the Dutch Church in New Brunswick, £40 for use of the 
poor in the church. To Nelly Schuurman (widow of brother Ferdin- 
and, dec'd), £10. Executors — son, James, son-in-law, Peter Vred- 
enburgh and son-in-law, David Nevius. Witnesses — James Stryker, 
Ar'd J. Thompson and Staats Van Deursen. Proved July 28, 179'5. 

Lib. 35, p. 193. 

[No date]. Inventory — household goods, slaves and sloop, £627.- 
01, bonds and notes, £1,502.17, to cash £203.11 and certificates $8,- 
249.45; made by John M. Voorhees and James Stryker. 

File 8705-8712L. 

1795, Aug. 29. Schuyler, Philip, of New Barbadoes Neck, Bergen 
Co.; will of. To sister, Suan Schuyler, £1,000, and all movables I 
have in her house, excepting a silver bowl. To my brother John's 
son, John Renselaer Schuyler, the silver bowl. To sister Suan's son, 
John Schuyler, SVs acres on Passaic